Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day -- this is a special time of the year for those of us who love our country and community! This morning, Flag Day, Niceville is once again ablaze with the red, white and blue of American flags waving in the breeze. It is worth a drive through town just to have a look.
This week was the first full week of summer vacation in Okaloosa County. I have been seeing boys walking down my street with fishing poles in one hand and buckets with
Many people are noticing small insects on trunks and branches of their trees. When disturbed, these insects move in a group and are commonly called tree cattle because of this herding habit. They are ľ inch brownish-black insects with white markings.
Some people assume that these insects will injury their trees but they are harmless. They could be considered beneficial.
These insects are called psocids (pronounced so-cids). They have numerous common names including tree
School is winding down and the temperatures are ramping up in Niceville; so long to spring and hello to summertime!
Just one more big spring event on the calendar… tonight’s spring football game. Niceville High plays host to Tate this evening at 7 p.m. at Golden Eagle Stadium. Next week, on Thursday night, the stadium will be filled with hopes and dreams, and our future leaders, as the Class of 2013 graduates. Thursday also is the last day of school for Okaloosa
When we go through a dry period in spring or summer, I get those predictable calls about some mysterious pest that's playing havoc in lawns.
Without realizing it, the caller describes dry spots thinking he/she is describing a lawn pest.
These dry spots are the result of imperfections in an irrigation system. Theyíre revealed during times of inadequate rain. During times of sufficient rainfall, rain masks the irrigation systemís imperfections. There are many imperfect sprinkler
Q. Whatís the best lawn grass for North Florida?
A. There is no "best" lawn grass. Choosing a lawn grass involves selecting a grass that best fits the site conditions. Is the site shady, do you have an irrigation system, is salt spray or saltwater a factorÖ? Means of establishment comes into play: can the grass be established from seed or does it require vegetative establishment (established from sod, plugs or sprigs). Time and expense involved with maintaining the lawn should