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Hurricane Preparation in the Landscape

Trees are often among the first victims of hurricane-force winds. Photo credit: Mary Duryea, University of Florida. Well, it is the peak of hurricane season (June 1-November 30), and this one is proving to be no joke. After having all summer to heat up, Gulf and Atlantic water temperatures peak in late August-mid September, feeding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/09/hurricane-preparation-in-the-landscape/

Permaculture Practices for the Home Landscape

If you’ve attended any of our landscaping classes, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Right Plant, Right Place”.  This phrase is a simple reminder to research plant growth habits and growing conditions before making selections for your landscape.  This not only holds true for ornamental plants, but for edible crops as well.  A term used …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/permaculture-practices-for-the-home-landscape/

Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/tips-on-how-to-manage-water-in-your-landscape/

Landscape Pruning

Properely pruned plants will produce vigroous new growth and ample new flowers. Even though these roses were pruned in February, soon it will be time to prune azaleas, right after they finish their bloom. Pruning is something all homeowners and landscapers know is one of the many chores to be completed in the landscape. Everyone recognizes that pruning needs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/19/landscape-pruning-2/

The Visual and Delectable Appeal of an Edible Landscape

Figure 1: Edible Landscaping.Credit: Dr. Gail Hansen, Environmental Horticulture-UF/IFAS Edible landscaping has become a trend for many gardening enthusiasts. A combination of edible plants along with traditional ornamentals can create an artful presentation. There are some challenges when designing such a landscape, but in those challenges opportunities’ may be found. One of the most difficult challenges …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/20/the-visual-and-delectable-appeal-of-an-edible-landscape/

Consider Landscape Fabric Carefully

Homeowners and horticulture professionals spend time to develop an attractive ornamental bed only to have weeds take over months or a few years later. One common method in the attempt to prevent weeds is to apply a landscape fabric around plants in beds and place a layer of mulch on top to dress it up.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/consider-landscape-fabric-carefully/

Water Conservation in the Landscape

  Extension agent Janet Bargar checks the water flow and direction of a pop-up irrigation system at a home. (AP photo/University of Florida/Josh Wickham) Early spring is a great time of year to reevaluate your lawn and landscape water needs. University of Florida studies have shown that in homes utilizing automatic sprinkler systems, 50% of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/08/water-conservation-in-the-landscape/

Bold Colors for Your Fall Landscape

I think it’s safe to say fall is officially here. Shouts can be heard from local football stadiums, occasionally a crisp fall breeze will send us looking for a light jacket, and coffee shops are pushing all things pumpkin. Now that we can officially appreciate the cooler fall weather, it may be time to stretch …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/bold-colors-for-your-fall-landscape/

Growing Blueberries in the Edible Landscape

Blueberry. Photo credit: Eric Zamora, UF IFAS. Blueberries are native to Eastern North America. They are one of the few crop plants that originated here. The rabbiteye blueberry occurs mostly in certain river valleys in Northern Florida and Southeastern Georgia. The high bush blueberry is native to the eastern third of the United States and Southeastern …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/10/growing-blueberries-in-the-edible-landscape/

Daylilies: A Low-Maintenance Landscape Plant

Daylillies in bloom. Image Credit UF IFAS The daylily is a popular flowering perennial that adapts well to Florida landscape statewide.  Plants are available in a wide variety of growth habits, flower shapes and colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple, near white and shades and combinations of all of these.  Flowering starts in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/20/daylilies-a-low-maintenance-landscape-plant/

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