lawn care

What to Do About Weeds!

Weeds along a walkway

A free gardening program on controlling weeds in your garden, “Weeds – If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Grow ‘em!”, will be the focus of a garden program on June 28 at 10 a.m. at Pensacola State College, Milton Campus in Building 4800, room 4815. Amy Horner, PSC Professor and Program Coordinator of Landscape and Horticulture …

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Turf Tuesdays

Learn all the latest on maintaining a healthy lawn from the experts. This four-week series will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Extension Service. Schedule: February 26: pH, soil types, soil testing, turf types March 5: fertilization March 12: weed control March 19: irrigation     …

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Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to …

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Palm Care Tips for the Green Industry!

Every landscape manager, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add the tropical feel to their landscape.  The chief way to achieve this is by incorporating palms and other tropical plants to their surroundings.  As a landscape installation or maintenance professional, one would like to care for it properly as with any other plant.  I would …

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March “mole cricket” madness

Eighteen and counting! Over the last few evenings, eighteen tawny mole crickets were captured in my backyard using a soap-flushing technique. Mole crickets are very lively this year and reports of activity are coming in earlier than normal. Even though their presence is alarming, it’s still not the time of year to treat for these …

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Extension and Master Gardeners teach you how to “Love Your Lawn”

Discover how to use Florida-friendly environmental practices to create a manageable lawn.  This 2-hour workshop will offer ideas on watering, fertilization, pest control, and other practices to help you manage and enjoy your lawn.  The workshop is scheduled for March 17th, from 9 A.M to 11 A.M.  It will be presented by Theresa Friday, Extension …

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Read the fine print in the Sunday supplement plant ads

They’re back! It’s that time of year when the advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements promise maintenance-free lawns that will survive anywhere. This last weekend saw the return of an advertisement that promises a lawngrass that will grow where other grasses won’t, that will eliminate endless weeds and weeding, and cuts watering by as much …

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Tackle existing weeds and build a defense against future weeds

Just look around and you will probably notice a lot of green lawns. But, its early February, shouldn’t the lawns be brown? Winter weeds are creating a field of green in many local lawns. Vetch, chickweed, annual bluegrass, henbit and clovers are growing rampantly in many lawns. Unless you do something about these weeds now, …

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