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
With the milder weather lately, one of the worst things you can do in your landscape is to prune and/or fertilize. Both practices can stimulate new growth in your landscape plants at the wrong time of year.
Try not to encourage any new growth on landscape plants until all frost danger has past. Many times pruning will force a plant to produce new growth. This new growth will be much more susceptible to the next frost or freeze. And, itís best to not fertilize your landscape plants