EPA warns of dangerous illegal pesticides allegedly for sale at Livonia garden store

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Environmental Protection Agency is warning about illegal pesticides that are allegedly for sale in Livonia.

The agency says the alleged illegal products could be dangerous to people, animals, and the environment.

Florida Garden Supplies is in a small strip mall off Schoolcraft in Livonia. It’s a hydroponics supply shop, indoor gardening for various plants and vegetables.

The EPA said they issued a stop-sale order to prevent the illegal distribution and sale of unregistered pesticides in the store or online.

In a statement, the agency said: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a stop sale, use, or removal order to Florida Gardens Supplies Inc. In Livonia, Michigan.”

Xtreme Nutrient is a brand of pesticides that Florida garden supplies appear to be manufactured in-house and sold at its retail stores.

Florida Garden Supplies is an eight store chain based in Hialeah, Florida, but it also has stores in

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Wellington Garden Club Meeting To Feature Award-Winning Filmmaker Kent Anderson

Kent Andeson (left) with the Project Paradise film crew.

The Wellington Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center, located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The meeting will feature a presentation by Kent Anderson, an award-winning filmmaker, pilot and Eagle Scout, who has traveled the globe creating content that focuses on the world’s most environmentally sensitive areas. His presentation will illustrate the importance of preserving Florida’s natural springs that are crucial to Florida’s water supply, ecology and inhabitants.

Anderson has worked with numerous nonprofits and conservation efforts, both in Florida and abroad. He is a founding member of Project Paradise (www.paradise.ngo), a group of native Floridians who are passionate about protecting Florida’s environment and telling Florida’s stories through the arts. The goal of Project Paradise is to advocate for conservation efforts through impactful and inspired storytelling, as evidenced by

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St. Augustinegrass seed not reliable in Northwest Florida. Here’s why

Q. I would like to plant St. Augustinegrass seed, but I can’t find the seed at local garden supply stores. Are they available?

A. No, St. Augustinegrass seeds are not available. The reason why we do not have St. Augustinegrass seed on the market is because this grass species does not reliably reproduce from seed.

The viability of the seeds is extremely low. The germination rate is very low and the few seedlings that might germinate would, more than likely, not survive because of seedling diseases.

Even if you did have success and some of the seeds germinated and survived, there would be much seedling variation. In other words, it would not be acceptable because the grass produced from seeds would not be uniform. Some of the seedlings would have narrow or wider blades, some would be darker or lighter in color, some would be faster or slower in growth

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