Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

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

Contact:
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
E-mail: lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us

  1. Trees to consider for Florida landscapes

    by , 08-31-2011 at 02:43 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Over fifty percent of all the tree species that grow in North America are found in Florida. We have a great wealth of trees from which to choose. Even though some of the trees mentioned in this article are poorly available in the nursery trade, they are worth considering for our North Florida landscapes.

    Crape myrtles consistently flower during late spring, summer and even into fall. Flower color varies from lavender, pink, purple, red to pure white, depending on variety. They provide
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  2. All the right plants in all the right places

    by , 02-07-2011 at 12:35 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Before you buy plants for your landscape, a little homework is in order. Look at where you plan to plant and decide exactly what you need for that spot.

    Suppose, for instance, you want to replace some of your foundation plants. First, decide if you need to match the existing plants. If so, replant what’s already there, providing most are doing well. If not, then you need to choose a replacement.

    Now, how large a plant (height and spread) will the space hold? Plan on
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