Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… Read More

Beware of Volcano Mulching!

Protecting tree roots with organic mulch has many benefits. Mulch creates a safe zone around the tree area, eliminating potential injuries from mowers and string-trimmers. Mulch can separate major root zone areas from nearby sod areas, and breaks… Read More

Low Maintenance by Design Landscape Lecture

It is possible to create a landscape that is impossible to maintain. A landscape should be aesthetically pleasing, functional and maintainable. A pleasing, low maintenance landscape requires some planning and some thought put into correct plant selection and… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office October 21st to the 23rd

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office at the North Charlotte Regional Park at 1120 O’Donnell Road, Port Charlotte FL 33953, October 21st to the 23rd, so please forgive us for any inconvenience during this short transition…. Read More

October Lawn Care

Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More

Attracting Birds in the Keys

Here in the beautiful Florida Keys, we have no shortage of tidal shoreline and coastal landscapes, in addition to some unique natural habitats. This provides a fantastic opportunity to observe many of nature’s beautiful creatures. Especially this time… Read More

Learn about Butterfly Gardens, Florida Friendly Landscaping™, How to Incorporate Art into Green Space At UF/IFAS Extension Art in the Garden on November 16

DAVIE, Fla. — Fall is here and there’s plenty of outdoor activities for the picking in south Florida. On November 16, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Broward Extension Master Gardener program and… Read More

Tree-juvenation?

Communities derive many benefits from their urban forests, including improved air quality, increased stormwater filtration, reduced heat island effects, and positive physical and mental health impacts. A 2013 tree canopy study in Sarasota County indicated just 35% vegetation… Read More

October Lawn Care

Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More