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. Things to do in the winter garden

    by , 02-29-2012 at 03:48 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Gardeners can get a jump on the spring season by doing some things during the winter. In fact, some practices are best done at this time of year.

    Apply a spray of horticultural oil emulsion to dormant fruit trees. This is a relatively non-toxic method of controlling overwintering pests such as scale insects. Gardeners who grow peaches, plums and nectarines should not leave out this spray application. Itís necessary on these pest-sensitive fruits to control white peach and other scale
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