Highlands County Lawn & Garden Blog



2018 Highlands County Agricultural Tours

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Northern Highlands County Agricultural Tour - 7:45am - 4:00pm Planned stops: Crews Ranch Avon Park Correctional Institute Horticulture Program


There is a cat in my yard!

The world is divided into two types of people, cat lovers and dog lovers. Occasionally you run into someone like myself that like both. Each animal has its own charm, the loyal dog and the fickle cat. Cats can be pesky, especially when they are feral. Feral is the term for an animal that has escaped domestication and now roams free. The debate over what to do with them isn’t going to be settled soon. Not all cats that show up are feral. Some


Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?

Does my ficus need a jacket?           Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying the plants in your yard that are sensitive is the first step and can be challenging. Trial and error is usually how people discover this but if you don't want to find out through the school of hard knocks you might