Tag Archive: Landscape

April is National Safe Dig Month

This month, recognized by the Senate and Florida’s governor, reminds diggers why calling 811 before all outdoor digging projects is important to your safety. Before installing a mailbox, fence, deck, garden or tree make sure to call Sunshine 811 to have underground lines marked. 811 is the free national number designated by the Federal Communications …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/04/05/april-is-national-safe-dig-month/

Muhly Grass Pest

Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a generally pest free plant in our area, however, we are seeing the native mealybug, Stemmatomerinx acircula, on plants in various landscapes. Insects are on the leaves and are grey with white wax that may have some filaments. You may also see long ovisacs on the leaves which contain eggs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/04/22/muhly-grass-pest/

Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer License – Do You Have It?

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators have a license by January 1, 2014. Passing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training is mandatory to obtain that license. University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides training and testing programs in urban landscape management practices and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/03/24/limited-urban-commercial-fertilizer-license-do-you-have-it/

Cancelled – Panhandle Turf Fertilization Workshops March 4th and 11th

Due to low registration, these class dates have been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the near future – please check back for further details. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/02/19/panhandle-turf-fertilization-workshops-march-4th-and-11th/