Escambia County Extension Service

A series of workshops have been scheduled over the next two weeks to help area homeowners fight what has been called a breed of “super termites.”  Florida Representative Doug Broxson will be hosting the four free workshop around the area to warn homeowners and help them prepare for these pests.

Escambia County Extension

Once Northwest Florida dries out from the going flood event, residents will be returning attention to their gardens. In this installment of WUWF's occasional series on gardening, the focus is on citrus and other fruit, such as blackberries, that would grow well in this region.

Jonathon Heide and Escambia County horticulturalist Beth Bolles, long-time hosts of the WUWF TV program “Southern Gardening” have some tips on what to plant.

Bolles on Citrus:

Escambia County Extension

Despite this week’s winter-like temperatures, spring is here and residents have begun to beautify their yards. For expert advice on what to do and when, we’re continuing our occasional series on gardening with Jonathon Heidi Escambia County horticulturalist Beth Bolles, hosts of WUWF TV’s Southern Gardening.

Lawn Fertilization:

Despite ads encouraging you to "get a jump on spring,” Bolles says it’s far better to hold off for a bit when it comes to lawn fertilization and nitrogen.

Escambia County Extension Service

Residents in Northwest Florida and South Alabama need look no further than their yards to see evidence of this year’s harsh winter, including the extended hard freeze of Winter Storm Leon at the end of January.  But, with spring around the corner, people across the region are beginning the process of getting their yards in shape and probably wondering what to do about those cold damaged, brown palms.