lawn and landscaping

Winter Weed Management

Temperatures will soon be cooling down and some of our winter weeds will begin germinating.  If weeds such as Annual bluegrass, chickweed, or henbit have been problems in the lawn in previous years, consider applying a pre emergent herbicide when our nighttime temps reach 55-65 degrees F for about a week.  You may choose a …

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Master Gardener Program Open House

Escambia County Extension will offer informational sessions for community members who are interested in the 2016-17 Master Gardener Training classes.  The session will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at  9:00 a.m. and last about 30 minutes.  Horticulture Agent Beth Bolles and veteran Master Gardeners will talk about the training classes and Master Gardener projects.  Please let …

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Spring Garden Festival

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon Join Escambia County Master Gardeners for garden demonstrations, plant information, and a plant sale this Saturday morning. Tour the beautiful gardens and ask one of the many volunteers about Florida Friendly plants and practices. Event will include children’s activities and the McGuire’s Pipe Band. …

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Fertilizer Workshop – Turf Care

If you have ever been confused about soil tests and how to fertilizer turf, plan to attend the Fertilizer Workshop on March 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  The program will help you understand your soil test report, which fertilizer to choose for your lawn, and how to apply it so it does not negatively impact …

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Pensacola celebrates Arbor Day with free trees

Interested in planting a tree for Arbor Day?  The University of Florida Extension, Escambia County, and Division of Forestry want to help by giving away two free trees per person on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Choose between a Willow oak, Nutall oak, and Dahoon holly to enhance your landscape.  Information on planting and care will also …

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Composting and Recycling

Home landscapes have plenty of materials that can be transformed into a wonderful soil amendment. Join Escambia Extension on Friday, January 22 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to learn about techniques to compost yard debris and recycle in the garden. Please pre register by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu Program will be in the Langley …

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Moving UF/IFAS Extension Forward – Join us December 7th

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National Estuaries Week! – What We Can Do

In the last edition in this series we discussed some of the issues and problems our estuaries are facing. For the final edition for National Estuaries Week we want to leave you with some ideas on you can help improve things.   The first issue we dealt with was eutrophication – or nutrient overloading. The …

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Applications Available for Master Gardener Program

Applications are now available for the 2016 Master Gardener training program. If you want to learn about gardening and give back to the community as a volunteer, contact Escambia Extension office at 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to request an application. You may also stop by to pick one up. Deadline is September 11, 2015.

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Back by popular demand…the Rain Barrel Workshop!

Want to learn more about how to protect our local waterways from pollution while conserving water yourself? Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 10 am for an informative workshop on ways to prevent stormwater runoff and build your own rain barrel at the same time! The workshop will be held at the Bayview Senior Center, …

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