In this Issue:
  • Measure Your Lawn the Easy Way
  • The Grass is Getting “Hungry”
  • Not all Palm Fertilizers are the Same
  • November 9th Green Industries Best Management Practices Class
  • Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option
  • February is not “Fertilizer Time” for Lawns
  • Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • Fertilizing

    Measure Your Lawn the Easy Way

    After you have chosen the right fertilizer, fungicide, herbicide or insecticide to apply to your landscape, the question becomes: how much do I buy? Labels on these products will tell you how many square feet it will cover – so that leads to the next question: how many square feet of lawn do I have? …

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    The Grass is Getting “Hungry”

    Northwest Florida’s weather patterns can present challenges to maintaining a health lawn. Heavy rains promote fast growth and relentless sunshine causes lawns to fade.  In the last 200 days we have received at least 68 days of rain.  While the rest of Florida was experiencing record drought, the Panhandle was experiencing torrential downpours.  With every …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/07/21/the-grass-is-getting-hungry/

    Not all Palm Fertilizers are the Same

    It is common in Northwest Florida for palms to show signs of nutrient deficiencies. In general our sandy soil is often nutrient poor and available nutrients can easily move out of soils with frequent rainfall.  In landscapes where fertilization is occurring, often the wrong types of fertilizer are applied.   Fertilizer miss-application actually increases nutrient …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/06/10/not-all-palm-fertilizers-are-the-same/

    November 9th Green Industries Best Management Practices Class

    Wednesday November 9th, 8am-4pm. Green Industries Best Management Practices Okaloosa County Extension 3098 Airport Rd. Crestview, FL. Click Here for flyer.   Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational …

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    Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option

    Being a gardener in the panhandle has its advantages. We’re able to grow a tremendous variety of vegetables on a year-round basis. However, in this climate, plant diseases, insects and weeds can often thrive. Usually, chemical measures are applied to thwart these pests. Some panhandle gardeners are now searching for techniques regarding a more natural …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/08/19/panhandle-vegetable-gardeners-seeking-the-organic-option/

    February is not “Fertilizer Time” for Lawns

    It It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for grass roots to have access to some of the fertilizer elements. …

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    Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Information on gardening practices is freely shared between gardeners and many times the good advice is helpful in plant selection and improving plant growth. There are some passed along practices that are not always suitable for every situation and gardeners may need to investigate a little deeper before implementing the good advice. One common recommendation …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/12/30/too-much-of-a-good-thing/