Category: Home Landscapes

Master Gardener Training Announcement

2018 Master Gardener Training Announcement Training for the Class of 2018  June 13 – August 1 University of Florida IFAS Extension Columbia County taking applications: Master Gardener Volunteer Program.   Training is held at the office from 9:00 to 4:00… Read More

Controlling Pest Nematodes: A Big Problem in Vegetable Gardens

UF/IFAS Researchers

Nematodes are a big  problem for home vegetable gardeners, especially when vegetable production goes down. In Florida, there are no approved chemicals for use in home gardens. To battle nematodes, use some of the cultural practices in this post. As a result, you will… Read More

Rain gardens help manage stormwater runoff

People often don’t understand the purpose of a ‘rain garden’.  Consequently, they may confuse it with a water garden or a bog garden. In reality, a rain garden is neither.  It is, however, an important part of Florida-friendly Landscaping program. This program is a research-based guide to protecting our water… Read More

Green Industry BMP Training and Fertilizer Applicator Licensing

  Florida-Friendly Green Industries BMP Certificate Educational Program with a focus on fertilizer and water The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) educational program helps green industry employees understand how fertilizer affects water quality. This Florida-Friendly program was developed by the… Read More