In this Issue:
  • The Grass is Getting “Hungry”
  • Not all Palm Fertilizers are the Same
  • Dooryard Citrus Care for February
  • Do Your Plants have Problems?
  • Too Much of a Good Thing?
  • Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike
  • Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!
  • Plants change with the season
  • Select Recent Rains Exacerbate Pesky Palm Problems
  • Landscape Issues Related to Excess Rainfall and Flooding
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

    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/

    Dooryard Citrus Care for February

    Dooryard citrus enthusiasts may be uncertain about late winter management of Satsuma and other citrus trees.  Several questions that have come in to the Extension Office recently include: Should I prune my trees? Why are the leaves yellow? How soon should I fertilize?  The focus of this article is to provide some answers to these common …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/14/dooryard-citrus-care-for-february/

    Do Your Plants have Problems?

      Many gardeners get stumped when a favorite plant of theirs comes down with a strange “something”. Many of these gardeners know about UF/IFAS Extension and call their local horticulture and agriculture agents for assistance in figuring out what’s going on. However, even these experts are often stumped by what they see. Fortunately, the agents …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/05/do-your-plants-have-problems/

    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/

    Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike

    As our world and our lives become more centered on technology it seems that all the information we need is just a touch screen away. After all, you are most likely reading this article from a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. While convenient and portable, there are some places you might not wish to take …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/08/03/reference-books-for-gardeners-and-landscapers-alike/

    Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!

    Many people picture sugar sand beaches, emerald green water, and gorgeous palm trees swaying in the breeze when they think about visiting or moving to Florida. The panhandle offers the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand beaches, but sometimes its palms look a bit deficient. Why is that and what will it take to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/12/02/reduce-maintenance-and-improve-palm-health/

    Plants change with the season

    As the season changes, plants change as well. This is true in evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs as well as our lawn grasses. The cooler night temperatures and the shorter day length of fall result in changes in the physiology of many of our landscape plants and lawn grasses. It’s common for azaleas to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/11/11/plants-change-with-the-season/

    Select Recent Rains Exacerbate Pesky Palm Problems

    Palms can be difficult to manage in Northwest Florida.  To have healthy palms it is important to think about possible cold temperatures, disease, and nutrient needs of palms.  The panhandle of Florida was blasted with cold this winter and it is easy to see the effects on the palms.  There are many palms throughout Northwest …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/05/06/pesky-palm-problems/

    Landscape Issues Related to Excess Rainfall and Flooding

    The last week of April 2014 brought with it 10-22 inches of rain across the panhandle in a matter of days.  Some areas had immediate flooding and standing water, while others may be in areas at risk of rising rivers and streams.  As the water recedes, many people are wondering how all the water will …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/05/03/landscape-issues-related-to-excess-rainfall-and-flooding/

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