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Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/tips-on-how-to-manage-water-in-your-landscape/

Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/28/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

Tick Tips

American Dog Tick. Photo: L. Buss, UF/IFAS You’ve probably heard some tips to prevent picking up ticks in the past, but did you ever wonder why some work and others don’t? Understanding the life cycle and behavior of common ticks can help you succeed with your prevention measures. Life Cycle of American Dog Tick. Credit: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/01/tick-tips/

Tips for Transplanting

Be careful planting cucurbit transplants, as they have sensitive roots. Photo by Molly Jameson. When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/tips-for-transplanting/

Large Limb Removal Tips

There are a number of reasons to remove large limbs from mature trees. The three most common reasons are to either remove dead wood, to keep limbs from interfering with one another and rubbing or growing together, or to keep the tree from having narrow crotch angles. (“Narrow crotch angle” is not a very charming …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/large-limb-removal-tips/

Tips for Christmas Tree Care

Although there are many types of artificial Christmas trees these days, live or cut trees are still very popular. Given the proper care, your natural tree can maintain its festive look throughout the holidays, keeping your safety in mind as well. Image credit: UF/IFAS Communications.   By now many of you have already bought and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/23/tips-for-christmas-tree-care/

To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control

It’s a fact. We need salt in our diets. Our bodies need sodium, which we usually get through salt, to maintain fluid balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, most of us consume at least twice as much sodium as we need. The main culprit for sodium intake is not the salt we sprinkle on food, nor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/26/to-salt-or-not-to-salt-reasonable-tips-for-sodium-control/

Tips for Holiday Shopping

I don’t know about you but to me it seems we just finished shopping for the holidays and they are here once again. Holiday shopping can be a whirlwind and we forget to take time to stop and think about how much we have spent until the bills arrive. Having a budget for the holidays …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/25/tips-for-holiday-shopping/

Tips for Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage

With an alarming divorce rate that has rapidly escalated during the last half of the 20th century, many couples are part of a growing group focusing on developing a healthy marriage. Research shows that there is a clear link between a healthy marriage and better health for men and women. Children also grow and thrive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/25/tips-for-building-a-strong-and-healthy-marriage/

Post-Harvest Tips for Palmer Pigweed Control

Palmer amaranth that emerged after harvest and survived into December. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell Many Florida cotton and peanut farmers have been fighting Palmer amaranth (pigweed) all season, but harvest is finally just around the corner.  Regrettably, we can’t give up on this horrible weed yet.  With daytime temperatures still reaching the high 80’s or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/post-harvest-tips-for-palmer-pigweed-control/

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