Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.

689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850

  1. Manage landscape irrigation during dry weather

    by , 06-14-2011 at 01:35 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Up to one-half of public water supply in Florida is devoted to landscape irrigation. Wise irrigation practices will play an essential role in providing a sustainable water future for our state.

    During dry weather, implement the following water management practices to improve your landscapes water efficiency.

    Mulching helps conserve water. On bare ground about sixty percent of the water can be lost through evaporation. A two to three inch layer of mulch will help hold ...
  2. Caring for plants during drought

    by , 05-17-2011 at 09:10 AM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Many of our lawn, landscape and garden problems occurring now are caused by the dry weather we are experiencing. The month of May is usually a dry month.

    Before treating these problems with a pesticide, have samples checked at plant clinic and adjust irrigation, fertilization, mowing height and mulching during dry weather.

    A plant clinic to assist in diagnosing lawn, landscape and garden problems will be held Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at ...
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