Tag Archive: Avoid

Avoid Pitfalls in the Care of Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs

This time of year, people flock to nurseries and garden centers to purchase trees or shrubs that will enhance their landscapes. However, there are certain management measures to keep in mind to ensure plant establishment. Depending on the season, newly planted trees and shrubs need varying degrees of watering, mulching, pruning and trunk staking. Figure …

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Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to make resolutions designed to improve your life to become a happier, healthier, and wealthier person. Unfortunately, some resolutions are not realistic and set us up for failure from the start. A very small percentage of us manage to maintain these lofty resolutions. However, there are small …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/healthy-resolutions-the-5-things-you-should-avoid-eating-in-2017/

Avoid Mosquitoes Abroad and in Your Own Backyard

The Zika virus has made us all more aware of the need to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes when we travel to those destinations that have confirmed reports of Zika infected mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the countries and territories that have travel notices to consult prior to planning a trip …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/08/avoid-mosquitoes-abroad-and-in-your-own-backyard/

Late-flowering Magnolias Avoid Freeze Damage

‘Jon Jon’ magnolia This winter’s recurring freezes and frosts have played havoc with early flowering plants like magnolia. While buds are freeze-resistant, open magnolia flowers can quickly turn brown after exposure to temperatures about 30°F or lower. One way to avoid freeze-damaged flowers is to choose later blooming cultivars. These selections have flowers that open …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/24/late-flowering-magnolias-avoid-freeze-damage/

Avoid Crapemyrtle Mutilation

Figure 1. Topping is the drastic removal of large-diameter wood (typically several years old) with the end result of shortening all stems and branches. Topping is not recommended for crapemyrtle. As the holidays fade and the New Year begins, we often see crapemyrtles being “mutilated” from improper pruning: main stems that are several years old …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/03/avoid-crapemyrtle-mutilation/

How to Avoid Homework Hassles

Some children dread the thought of doing homework.  They may leave an assignment for the last minute or refuse to do it all together.  Many parents handle this by trying to force their children to do their homework.   However, getting into a power struggle with your child is not effective.  By having clear rules and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/24/how-to-avoid-homework-hassles/

Avoid the Dreaded “Volunteer Burnout”

Spring and summer seasons can seem like a busier time than normal for 4-H volunteers.  Between 4-H/Tropicana, shooting sports matches, volunteer trainings and upcoming summer day camps, 4-H becomes a world of its own with wonderful youth development opportunities to teach needed life skills to our youth.  However, with the busy season approaching, concern of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/29/avoid-the-dreaded-volunteer-burnout/