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Emerald Coast Home Show includes lawn & landscape seminars

Emerald Coast Home Show includes 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 take place September 13 and 14 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. The horticulture seminars will be provided by the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County.

Gator Hat Captiva St. Augustine 6-19-2013 12-12-44 AMA feature of the Emerald Coast Home Show Health Fair and Business Expo will be an information booth hosted by the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and to distribute information pertinent to gardening and lawn care on the Gulf Coast.

In addition to an information booth hosted by Master Gardeners, free educational seminars will be provided. On Sunday, September 14, I will provide a one hour seminar at 1p.m. entitled “Preparing Your Lawn for Fall and Winter.” This presentation will answer questions concerning preparing your lawn for the dormant period of winter. What’s the truth about” winterizer” fertilizers? Do you need to “winterize” your lawn? How should you water your lawn through the fall and winter? Should you overseed your lawn with annual ryegrass? What should you do about winter weeds in your lawn? What lawn pests are active during fall and winter? Learn the answers to these questions and the truth about winter lawn care for North Florida by attending the Preparing Your Lawn for Fall and Winter seminar.

The complete schedule of free seminars includes the following.

Saturday, September 13
11a.m.  Margaret Stewart – Herbs, growing, using and preserving
1p.m.   Scott Berry – Orchid basics
3 p.m.   Karen Kirk-Williams – Great plants for fall and winter color

Sunday, September 14
1 p.m.   Larry Williams – Preparing Your Lawn for Fall and Winter
2 p.m.   Marie Harrison – Help! Pollinators in peril

The Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair and Business Expo will be open September 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and September 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers free admission, door prizes and giveaway items along with 100 vendors and free health care evaluations.

Visit www.emeraldcoasthomeshow.com for more information.

PG

Author: Larry Williams – llw5479@ufl.edu

Larry Williams is the County Extension Director and Residential Horticulture Agent for the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County.

Larry Williams

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