Navarre Florida Based Commercial and Residential Landscaping Design, Installation and Maintenance
1801 Presidio Street, Navarre, FL 32566
24 Oct 2016

October Festivals & Events

We all know October is one of the best months of the year for weather and festivals and this year is no different. As we near Halloween and the end of the month there are still a number of things for families to get out and enjoy.

Coldwater Gardens Tour
October 26, 2016
7009 Creek Stone Road
Milton, FL 32570

Creeptown U.S.A.
October 26-29, 2016
6:30-10:30 PM
June Ates Arena
8604 Bobby Brown Road
Milton, FL 32570

Southern 100 Late Model Car Race
October 27, 2016
4:00-12:00 AM
Southern Raceway
9359 Nichols Lake Road
Milton, FL 32570

Sweet Season Farm Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
October 28-30, 2016
9:00-5:00 PM (Saturday)
11:00-5:00 PM (Sunday)
2260 Horn Road
Milton, FL 32570

Science Spooktakular by the Sea
October 28-29, 2016
5:00-9:00 PM
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
8638 Heron Court
Navarre Beach, FL 32566

Bands on the Blackwater
October 29, 2016
7:00-9:00 PM
Milton Riverwalk
Willing Street
Milton, FL 32570

Navarre Farmer’s Market
October 29, 2016
4458 SR87
8:00-12:00 PM
Navarre, FL 32566

Sonshine Family Farms Corn Maze and Mini Golf
October 29-30, 2016
9:00-9:00 PM (Saturday)
9:00-6:00 PM (Sunday)
6270 Ogelsby Road
Milton, FL 32570

03 Aug 2016

Growing Watermelon in North Florida

When planting watermelon you can plant seeds or transplants – just be careful with transplants as watermelons have sensitive roots. Look for transplants grown in peat pots that can be planted straight into the ground; this can help prevent stress to the young roots. Plant your watermelons in a location where they will receive full sun. Watermelon is versatile and it will grow in almost any type of soil as long as it’s well-drained. Your seed package should have the exact spacing needs for your particular variety. A good rule of thumb is that plants should be spaced 36 inches in rows 7 to 8 feet apart.

Watermelon plants grow best when temperatures during the day are between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, although they can handle daytime temperatures up to 90 degrees. With this in mind, the best time to plant watermelon will depend on where you are in the state. In North Florida you can plant watermelon in March and April and again in July and August.

There are a few varieties of watermelon that do particularly well in Florida. If you are planning to grow the popular icebox-sized watermelons, look for ‘Sugar Baby’ or ‘Mickeylee’ varieties. If you have the space and desire to grow larger watermelons look for ‘Jubilee’ (Florida Giant), ‘Crimson Sweet’, or ‘Charleston Grey 133’.

Watermelons take about 90 days to mature depending on the variety. It can be difficult to know when your watermelon is ready to harvest. Look for the bottom of the melon to be cream-colored or bright yellow; a white or pale green spot means the melon is not yet ripe. Check the curled tendril closest to the melon on the vine – when it turns brown and shrivels, the melon should be ripe. Harvested watermelons typically last one week when stored at room temperature, two weeks when refrigerated.

 

19 Jun 2012

Planning for the Holidays

  1. Create a strong first impression. You never get a second chance to make a first impression! As your guests arrive, the first thing they will notice is your driveway and front yard.  Make sure the lawn is freshly cut and that your beds are edged and mulched.  Also make sure that any fallen branches or other debris are cleared out of the front yard.
  2. Add potted plants. Potted plants are a great way to add life and color to your landscape without spending a fortune.  They can be place on your porch, patio, pool deck or elsewhere.
  3.  Add lighting to your landscape. If your event is in the evening, adding lighting makes a world of difference.  We’ll cover lighting in depth next week!

These tips should help point you in the right direction. If you need help setting the perfect scene for your holiday party, home or office, please do not hesitate to contact us!