In this Issue:
  • A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day
  • April is National Safe Digging Month!
  • Landscape Pruning
  • Dig Safely: Call 811
  • Choosing a Lawn Maintenance Company
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series
  • Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions
  • Do Your Plants have Problems?
  • It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms
  • How Do I Easily Determine the Square Footage of My Lawn?
  • Professional Horticulture

    A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

    Dr. Shaddox discusses the Miimo mower.

    A new research project at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL is looking into the quality of turfgrass cut with a robotic mower.  The study is to determine whether the quality of St. Augustinegrass can be improved by continuous mowing with a robotic mower at 2.4″ height instead of the traditional …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/28/a-robotic-mower-debuts-at-the-gulfcoast-expo-turfgrass-field-day/

    April is National Safe Digging 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/hort/2018/04/09/april-is-national-safe-digging-month/

    Landscape Pruning

    Pruning is something all homeowners and landscapers know is one of the many chores to be completed in the landscape. Everyone recognizes that pruning needs to be done on occasion, but it can be confusing to know how to prune the variety of species that can be in a landscape. There are some simplistic principles …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/18/landscape-pruning/

    Dig Safely: Call 811

    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/hort/2017/04/13/dig-safely-call-811/

    Choosing a Lawn Maintenance Company

    Lawns in northwest Florida are really starting to get going early this year. It is early March but feels much later in the year and many feel behind on their lawn maintenance and various other landscape chores. Maybe it is time to think about hiring a lawn maintenance company to do the job for you. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/09/choosing-a-lawn-maintenance-comapny/

    So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series

    Are you an avid gardener and looking to step it up a notch? Are your gardening eyes bigger than your dinner plate? If you have ever considered selling your bounty for market, you will certainly need to do your homework! One such step you can take is to attend the UF/IFAS Panhandle Extension Team’s So …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-farmer-workshop-series/

    Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions

      The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is one of the most iconic figures of the Deep South. Mentioning the words Live Oak invokes all sorts of romantic nostalgia of yesteryear and the reputation is not unearned. In fact, many Live Oaks still stand that were growing on American soil when the first English settlers set …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/26/common-live-oak-problems-and-solutions/

    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/

    It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms

    Tropical storm season officially ends November 30. I’m not predicting a storm but even with our average winds during a typical thunderstorm, you’d be wise to prepare. Falling trees and flying landscape debris during a storm can cause damage. Evaluate your landscape for potential tree hazards. Pruning or removing trees once a hurricane watch has …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/03/its-wise-to-prepare-for-storms-2/

    How Do I Easily Determine the Square Footage of My Lawn?

    When you know that your lawn needs an application of fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide or fungicide, the question becomes how much to buy and put down. For these products, success stems from applying the right amount, not too much or too little. The label on those products always tells the consumer how many square feet of lawn …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/08/19/how-do-i-easily-determine-the-square-footage-of-my-lawn/

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