Horticulture

Zoysiagrass Workshop for Horticulture Industry professionals

Zoysiagrass is becoming a very popular turf for new lawns and developments.  Beyond the installation, do you as a landscape maintenance professional know how to properly care for zoysiagrass so that it continues to grow well and look appealing after installation?  Plan to attend the Evidence-based Zoysiagrass Management workshop to learn about specific care techniques …

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Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer

Many of us want an attractive lawn this season and recent warm weather encourages us to act now. Be cautious not to act too quickly with your fertilizer application. Despite warmer temperatures, it is still the recommendation to wait until April for applying nitrogen fertilizer. UF studies show that nitrogen applied before April 15 easily …

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All About Growing Tomatoes

Most ever gardener wants to grow tomatoes but the end results are not always as expected. Learn the techniques for growing productive tomatoes in our climate. Specifics will include when to start seeds, container mixes, and general care. Learn to choose selections that have shown success in our climate. Participants will be able to purchase …

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Solitary Bees Make Their Return

Consider yourself lucky this year if your landscape is found to be a suitable spot for one of our solitary bees. Late winter and spring are the times when these beneficial bees begin their development, causing interest and concern for many homeowners. The majority of bee species do not produce a colony. The solitary bees …

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Spring Garden Series: Tried and True Perennials

Join Escambia County Master Gardeners as they share their expertise on hardy perennials to add color to your landscape.  Program is Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N 57th Avenue, Pensacola

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/10/spring-garden-series-tried-and-true-perennials/

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Before you perform the traditional topping on your crape myrtle, watch the new video from Escambia Extension Horticulture about crape myrtle pruning techniques.

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Limited Pesticide Trainings Available

Pesticide licenses are required by any lawn or landscape company who will be applying pesticides (including herbicides) as part of their job.  Many lawn professionals who treat plant beds for weeds, only need a Limited pesticide license.  In order to obtain this license, the Florida Department of Agriculture requires that each person attend a 6 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/01/26/limited-pesticide-trainings-available/

Change Lawn Practices for the Season

Changing temperatures and shortening day lengths also brings changes in lawn care practices.  Even though rainfall is currently lacking, turf will not require the same frequency of water as during summer conditions.  Grasses are storing food in stems and roots and not growing very much at this time of year.  Routine watering may lead to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/11/16/change-lawn-practices-for-the-season/

Fall Gardening Series: Container Gardens

Interested in gardening in small spaces? Join Escambia County Master Gardeners on Wednesday, November 9 for ‘Container Gardening’ at the Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N 57th Ave.  Program will feature different uses of containers and how to use a variety of plants to add color to your landscape or porch.  The session will …

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Two Opportunities to Learn about Fall Gardening

Escambia County Extension is offering two programs on Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.  Both will cover information on soils, starting with seeds and transplants, and tips for growing the favorite Fall edibles. Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Molino Library Friday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Escambia County Extension office

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