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. 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