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TIME FOR LAWN PRE-EMERGENCE HERBICIDE

If weeds were a problem in your lawn last summer, the coming weeks are the time to apply a preemergence herbicide to prevent their emergence again this year. Timing of a preemergence herbicide application for summer annual weeds such as … Continue reading

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How 4-H members ‘learn by doing’

  The 4-H slogan is to “Learn by Doing” and our youths are doing just that by learning through the experiences that they decide to embark on as club members. Upcoming weeks will showcase this experiential learning approach. Okaloosa County … Continue reading

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Care of Freeze Damaged Citrus

Recent freezes resulted in cold damage to some local citrus trees. Cold injured citrus trees can take a while to become evident. What appears to be damage will not always be permanent. Never be in a hurry to remove cold … Continue reading

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Camellia Workshop

As a community service, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society (GFWBCS), which is over 50 years old, conducts a free yearly Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. This year’s workshop will be held Saturday, February 3, … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts of February Gardening

February can be a confusing month for North Florida gardeners. Winter isn’t over. So don’t let spring fever cause you to make some gardening mistakes. Let’s take a look at some dos and don’ts of February gardening. Despite colder temperatures … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

From our family to yours Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the joy the holidays bring.

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Local Lawn Questions by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension

Q: In past years I put out ryegrass seed to keep my yard “green” through winter. Will it harm my new centipedegrass (sodded in October) if I overseed with ryegrass seed? A: The ryegrass can compete with the permanent grass. … Continue reading

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