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Category: Home Management

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL

Roseate Spoonbill

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for.  Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no… Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

Cattleyas love to grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow… Read More

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South… Read More

Get your trees ready for storm season!

Now is the time to prepare. Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets.  They provide beauty to our neighborhoods enhancing  property values, shade to cool our homes reducing our energy bills and plentiful… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Cybersecurity-AVOID BEING A VICTIM

Don’t become a victim of email or telephone fraud by staying informed of what you can do to prevent it. Alert children and elderly family members of what to look out for. Teach children about… Read More

CYBERSECURITY AND FRAUD ANXIETY

Do you feel anxious about cybersecurity? Do you fear having your identity being stolen or becoming a victim of fraud? Have you received unsolicited phone calls about your IRS tax status needing immediate attention and/or… Read More