The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature. Today, however, I am going to talk about something that may… Read More
What is a rain sensor? How does it work? Last Water Wednesday, the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County, Eva Pabon gave us an overview of rain sensors.
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over… Read More
What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain… Read More
Did you know around 11% of the household water is used to flush toilets in Florida? Last Water Wednesday was all about the toilets.
You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly… Read More
While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month?… Read More
Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces… Read More
Shade trees have inherent assets that not only benefit our local environment, but our wallets too! The value of shade trees in your garden is limitless.