Tag Archive: Care

Take Care of Your Heart

Photo credit: pixabay.com Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths? It has been called the “silent killer” because often there are no symptoms. Your risk for heart disease can depend on many things. The good news is that 80% of risk factors are …

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E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

Boating is a very popular activity in the sunshine state.Photo: Rick O’Connor Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/e-15-gasoline-is-here-marine-motors-and-lawn-care-providers-should-be-aware/

Tree Care in Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season began June 1. While storm experts are predicting a slower year due to El Nino conditions, it only takes a single storm landing nearby to cause millions in damage, uprooting trees and lives. Tree damage to homes and property can be devastating, and one of the first instincts of many homeowners when they …

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Palm Care for the Panhandle

Every landscape manager and homeowner, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add a tropical feel to their landscape.  One way to achieve this is to incorporate palms and other tropical plants into planting beds.  Like any other plant, proper care is key to success.  The improper care of palms stems from a lack of knowledge about the unique …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/19/palm-care-for-the-panhandle/

Vacation Care for Plants

Summertime is vacation time for people, not plants! While getting ready for that long awaited trip, it’s easy to forget about your lawn, landscape, vegetable garden and house plants. A little time spent preparing your leafy friends for your absence could save you needless worry and hours of extra work when you get back. Prepare …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/23/vacation-care-for-plants/

Stone Fruit Winter Care

February is not a month many think of as a big gardening month, although the preparation and maintenance practices performed in February can be critical to the success of an orchard for the rest of the year.  Stone Fruit (Peaches, Nectarines) in particular need special care in the dormant season.  During the dormant season pruning …

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Care of Freeze-Injured Citrus Trees

  This week, Northwest Florida is once again receiving some bitter cold temperatures. The freezing weather two weeks ago resulted in some cold damage to some local citrus trees. Cold injured citrus trees can take a while to become evident. Citrus in freezing weather, under protective microsprinkler irrigation. Image Credit Doug Mayo UF IFAS   What appears to be …

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Cold Damaged Plant Care

January and February are typically the coldest months in Florida and plants can be damaged by low temperatures.  But with your help, cold-damaged plants can often recover. Cold damage on Ornamental. Image Credit Eddie Powell UF IFAS Extension Walton County After a freeze, see if your plants are dry.  Even injured plants need water. Plants, however …

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Palm Care Tips

Every landscape manager and home owner, 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.  Like with any other plant one would like to care for it properly.  The improper care of Palms, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/13/palm-care-tips/