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Hurricane Season Is Upon Us Again… Time to Prepare

The beginning of hurricane season—June 1—is very nearly upon us. It’s been more than ten years since northwest Florida was on the receiving end of a destructive hurricane. However, we’ve been no strangers to devastating floods, tornadoes, and even an ice storm over the past few years. No matter what natural disaster lurks around the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/08/hurricane-season-is-upon-us-again-time-to-prepare/

Right Plant, Right Place, Right Time!

Those familiar with the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles know that the number one rule is Right Plant, Right Place. But proper timing is important and should not be discounted! Experienced gardeners recognize that certain flowering and annual vegetable plants have distinctive seasons, but may not realize that turfgrass is seasonal, too. Warm season and cool season turfgrasses fall into the classes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/02/right-plant-right-place-right-time/

Now is the Time to Cut Back Last Year’s Perennials

Image Credit: Beth Bolles Although it is quite cold outside right now, spring is just around the corner. Many of us have perennials we enjoyed all summer and fall, and have been faced with their ugly dead stalks all winter. Perennials that are meant to die to the ground each winter look ugly and decayed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/11/now-is-the-time-to-cut-back-last-years-perennials/

February is not “Fertilizer Time” for Lawns

It Image courtesy UF / IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping 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 …

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Still Time for Parsley

Parsley is one of the most well-known herbs, and if you missed the fall planting, there is still time to choose a preferred selection for late winter/spring planting. An herbaceous biennial, parsley is an easy herb for containers or small garden spaces. You may purchase a small pot at the nursery or grow from seed.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/28/still-time-for-parsley/

Time to Order Turfgrass Preemergence Herbicdes

Immature crabgrass plant in turf. Photo credit: Crabgrass Biology and Management in Turf Dr. Ramon Leon, Extension Weed Specialist, West Florida REC, Jay So far this winter has been warmer than usual. If this trend continues, we will have weeds emerging early this spring. For this reason, it is a good idea to start thinking …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/15/time-to-order-turfgrass-preemergence-herbicdes/

Time to Plant Pecan Trees

Pecan trees are well adapted to our area, making beautiful large shade trees. And, if the correct varieties are planted, they can provide pecans. Only those pecan varieties that show some real resistance to disease problems are recommended for planting here in the humid south. Select grafted trees of Desirable, Curtis, Elliott, Moreland or Stuart …

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Time to Plant Trees & Shrubs

The cooler weather in the wintertime makes it a great time to plant trees and shrubs. That is why Arbor Day in Florida is the third Friday in January. In 2016, that event is January 15. Baldcypress growing at the edge of a pond. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Start your planning now with doing a site assessment …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/04/time-to-plant-trees-shrubs/

It’s Thanksgiving… That Means Time for “Turkeyfish”

Everyone knows there are “sea horses”, “sea cows”, “catfish”, and “dogfish” but a ”turkeyfish”? Is there such a thing as a “turkey fish”? Well yes there is!… its scientific name is Pterois volitans but most know it as the LIONFISH. Yep, our old friend the lionfish. Lionfish, Photo Credit: Rebekah D. Wallace, UGA, Bugwood.org Some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/its-thanksgiving-that-means-time-for-turkeyfish/

Time to Plant Strawberries

Photo Credit: UF/IFAS It’s time to bed up some earth and plant strawberries! That right! Fall is the proper time to set out strawberry plants for a spring harvest. It is a common misconception that strawberries should be planted in the spring in the home garden. If planted in spring, such poor timing will result in a …

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