Freezing temperatures are expected throughout the next week, with possibly the coldest weather of the season expected Sunday night into Monday morning. Please be aware that we are expecting freeze advisories in our area in the upcoming days. It is very important that you stay current with freeze advisories during the colder months (especially January & February). Freezing temperatures can cause severe damage to lawns and landscape plants. Here are a few tips that will help minimize the damage of such low temperatures: Continue reading
Construction of a new elementary school adjacent to Tierra Del Sol is being proposed by the District School Board of Pasco County. If approved the plan is for the school to open in 4-8 years. The proposal is available for viewing here.
On November 3, 2014, the Board of Directors approved the 2015 Operating Budget.
The following documents answer two questions raised during the meeting:
- What expenses comprise the budget line item titled “Miscellaneous Expenses“?
- What expenses comprise the budget line item titled “Unapplied Expenses“?
There are several important instructions for reducing the potential for loss of landscape plants and turf grass during the winter. Continue reading
Trying to grow tropical palms in sub-tropical and temperate climates means cold damage is inevitable. This year’s cold weather is not atypical for Florida. For example, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a series of hard freezes destroyed much of the citrus industry located north of Orlando, which is why that industry pushed south to Immokalee. During that same time period, severe freeze damage occurred on palms throughout the state. The only difference between then and now is that there are a lot more palms planted in communities that did not even exist in the early 1980s. So, for many people, this is their first experience with severe cold damage. Continue reading
When injury and damage occur to something you care about, it is natural to want to take action. The hard freezes we have experienced this year have created a lot of brown turf and foliage but let us not act and make things worse with good intentions and poor horticultural practices. This article will summarize the recommendations you will find in the following University of Florida publications available online. Continue reading