Lawn & Garden

Report Invasive Plants and Animals

Every year more than 85 million people visit Florida. However, people are not Florida’s only visitors; Florida is also an inviting destination for invasive species that threaten to undermine the health of our environment. More than an inconvenience, invasive plants and animals can greatly alter our native landscape, adversely impact native wildlife, destroy agricultural crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/18/report-invasive-plants-and-animals/

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Be prepared to apply fertilizer next spring. BMP certification is required to submit an application for the Commercial Urban Fertilizer Certification. Renew your pesticide certification while learning how to maintain the landscape.  These are the things you will learn by attending the Green Industries Best Management Practices class in Crestview on Nov 9, 2016.  For more information …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/11/green-industries-best-management-practices/

Are You Prepared For A Storm?

Hurricane season is upon us and it is already an active season!  To help you be prepared for a storm, we have made several videos on the following topics: Food Inventory, Important Documents, Landscape, Children, Livestock, Boats, Post Storm Issues. For other valuable resources on planning for a storm, go to:  Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/07/08/are-you-prepared-for-a-storm/

Palm Update With UF Specialist

University of Florida palm and disease Extension specialist Dr. Monica Elliott will share information on palm installation and best management practices. Timing and techniques for proper palm planting. Establishing and care for palms through proper watering, fertilization, and pruning.  Learn the cold hardy palms to plant along the Gulf Coast and palm issues and diseases …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/07/07/palm-update-with-uf-specialist/

Don’t Be Fooled By Fertilizer

Getting ready for spring fertilizing and wondering what product to choose?  Join the First Tuesday Series at the Bob Sikes Library in Crestview on April 5th from 10:30 -11:30 am.  For More information: Library Program 2016  

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/04/dont-be-fooled-by-fertilizer/

Tree Program for Arborists and Landscape Workers

November 4, 2015 is a free informative program designed to update you on pruning and tree biology.  FNGLA and ISA CEUs are approved.  For information: Tree_Pruning_Flyer

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/10/27/tree-program-for-arborists-and-landscape-workers/

Formosan Termite Workshop

With the beginning of spring comes the influx of insects, including termites.  In Okaloosa County, the exotic Formosan Termite, capable of doing significant damage to homes is one that we have to monitor.  If you want to learn more about the species, the damage it cause, ways of protecting your property and controlling the pest, plan …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/20/formosan-termite-workshop/

2015 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn and gardening seminars. The Home Show will be held March 7 and 8 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. On Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 am, Master Gardener Margaret Stewart will provide a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/02/2015-home-show-includes-lawn-and-garden-seminars/

Emerald Coast Home Show Offers Lawn, Landscape Seminars

The Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair and Business Expo will include lawn and landscape seminars and an information booth hosted by the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners. This event will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island on September 13 and 14. The horticulture seminars will be provided by the UF/IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/09/05/emerald-coast-home-show-offers-lawn-landscape-seminars/

Fall into Vegetable Gardening Course at Extension Office

Fall is a great time to plant a winter garden. One of the benefits of living in the Florida Panhandle is that we can grow vegetables twelve months out of the year. But not all vegetables can be successfully grown during our cooler fall and winter months. If you have struggled with vegetable gardening or …

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