You know Christmastime has arrived in Niceville when Christmas trees go on sale at those locations around town where we often find seasonal goods -- pumpkins at Halloween time, and fireworks around Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.
While I enjoy the odd jack-‘o-lantern and sparkler, it warms my heart when the Christmas trees go on sale. Shopping for that perfect Christmas tree was great holiday fun when we had children living at home, but those days only are memories now.
Updated 12-03-2013 at 05:15 PM by AuntMolly
Tree trimmers, contracted by electrical utility companies, have been removing trees, branches and vegetation that are too close to power lines. Many homeowners are concerned over this practice.
Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture Agent in Okaloosa County, offers insight into this practice in today’s article.
To prevent power outages, the federally
The first step in solving a problem is identifying the problem. Diagnosing plant problems in the landscape/garden can be difficult and costly when guessing. In some situations, sending a sample to a diagnostic laboratory may be helpful in solving the problem.
Three frequently used diagnostic services available through the UF/IFAS County Extension Service are the Soil Testing
Gray leaf spot is a common fungal disease of St. Augustinegrass. Recent wet conditions have promoted this disease. This includes high humidity, heavy dews and particularly frequent afternoon and evening rains.
The individual spots or lesions are first seen as tiny brownish spots smaller than a pinhead. As they become larger, they will be circular and then begin to elongate lengthwise
It was raining the last time I posted here and now, a month later, it is still raining. I don’t like long periods of rain but when it does rain like this I stay in a good state of mind by reminding myself how much worse it would be for me if I liked to golf.
Sorry for not posting sooner but I was out of town visiting with some kin folk and then picked up a bug or something and was not feeling up to it. Much better now, thanks.
For those of you not here in Niceville let