Monthly Archive: May 2014

Extension Office to celebrate a century of service

(Photo: Michelle Gomez/Special to the Democrat ) May 31, 2014 By Michelle Gomez The Extension Center grounds are gorgeous, planted and labeled. A little-known gem sits on South Side, tucked beneath beautiful oak trees across from Jack McLean, Jr. Park. And it has been there for 100 years. Well, maybe not that particular building. But …

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Landscaping Around Your Septic System

Tallahassee Democrat   May 23, 2014   By: Mark Tancig   Many households in Leon County use septic systems for the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater. These systems require care and maintenance to keep homes and local water resources free of untreated sewage. Not only are odor and harmful bacteria a concern, but untreated …

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Safe Tree Trimming Rules for Homeowners

Tallahassee Democrat May 19, 2014 By Sam Hand Over my many years in the tree care industry, I have seen (and heard reports of) many serious injuries, and deaths, caused by inexperienced persons trying to do their own tree pruning.  In the majority of cases, the individual was trying to work off the ground on …

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GINGER…..Flavor, aroma and health-giving

  Tallahassee Democrat   May 16, 2014   Photo by Trevor Hylton   Ginger is a flavorsome aromatic spice that has been the basis of Asian and Indian cuisine and traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Today, ginger’s popularity has spread across the globe, and it is one of the world’s most widely used herbal …

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Growing Your Own Bouquet

Tallahassee Democrat   Photo by Pam Sawyer:  gaillardia   May 9, 2014           Go out into the yard and cut your own bouquet?  Well, with a little planning and effort you can.  If you have a sunny spot with good, well-drained soil, you are half way there. Plant selection is key, …

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Beware of Too-Good-to-be-True Lawn Grass Seed Advertisements

Tallahassee Democrat Photo Credit: Dan Culbert, UF/IFAS May 2, 2014 By Larry Williams         Kentucky bluegrass, Fescuegrass & ryegrass (annual ryegrass pictured) can be seeded to provide a temporary winter lawn but will not provide a permanent lawn in Florida due to our hot, wet summers. If it sounds too good to be …

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