lawn and landscaping

Citrus Greening: Homeowner Help

Citrus greening is a devastating disease affecting all cultivars of citrus. It is likely caused by a bacteria that is spread through the feeding of a specific insect, the Asian citrus phyllid. Once a tree has the disease, there is no cure. At this time the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) is offering a pysllid …

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training program.  If you are interested in learning about gardening and serving the community, please request an application packet by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu

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Master Gardener Training Information Session

If you are interested in the University of Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Escambia County, plan to attend a special Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, August 8.  Learn about training sessions, volunteer activities, and the role of Master Gardeners in the community.    Applications will be available for interested participants for the 2017-18 Fall/Winter Master …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/07/06/master-gardener-training-information-session/

Take Advantage of Your Shade

Shade is to be treasured in the Florida summer and new plant introductions make your opportunities for gardening in the shade easy.  Learn more about growing in the shade In the Garden with Escambia Extension.

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African Blue Basil for Pollinators

One of the best plants to attract bees and other pollinators to the garden is African blue basil. Learn more about growing this basil In the Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.

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Not All Palm Fertilizers are the Same

Learn about the appropriate fertilizer for your palms In the Garden with UF IFAS Escambia Extension.

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Lichens In the Garden

Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/07/lichens-in-the-garden/

Necessary Maintenance for Zoysiagrass

Zoysiagrass is becoming very popular for many new lawn installations. Before you choose zoysiagrass, make sure you are aware that it will require dethatching within a few years. This is normally a practice that needs to be performed by a landscape professional. They will need to evaluate the turf’s thatch level and use an appropriate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/02/necessary-maintenance-for-zoysiagrass/

Deer Fly Management for Homeowners

A bite from a deer fly (Family Tabanidae) is a truly unpleasant experience. It is not only painful but many people have an allergic reaction that results in a swollen itchy welt at the sight of the bite. Although there are not many management techniques, homeowners can make a trap to help limit some activity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/05/26/deer-fly-management-for-homeowners/

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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