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Soil Test Instructions

Do you need to get a soil test done and aren't sure how to do
it? This link will provide you the instructions for how to take a good sample.

pH testing is done locally at both Okaloosa County Extension offices free of charge. Comprehensive soil tests are available from UF/IFAS (fee)


Gardening Solutions

The Gardening Solutions website brings Florida homeowners and gardeners the best information about Florida-Friendly plants, sustainable landscape policies, and ways to beautify your yard and garden. Includes information on edibles, ornamentals, houseplants, trees and shrubs.


Solutions for Your Life

Answers for real life. We've put all of our expertise in one place. You can explore topics in lawn and garden care, family life and consumer choices, agriculture, community development, the environment, and youth development. Above all, this site is focused on providing timely and relevant solutions to improve your life. Here, we bring you current, science-based answers for free!


Your Florida Lawn

This comprehensive website provides Florida homeowners with research-based recommendations for your lawn questions including; turfgrass selection; lawn maintenance, renovation and establishment; disease, weed, and insect management; fertilization; dealing with droughts; and best management practices.


Florida Yards

Interactive plant database that provides Florida-Friendly recommendations based on your growing conditions.


Okaloosa County Master Gardeners