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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices, but they hadn’t… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application, etc. Sometimes what… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Stormwater Ponds

We are so excited to unveil the new Water Wednesday: Water Wednesday Ask Extension and Water Wednesday Webinar. Water Wednesday Ask Extension is brand new format. No formal presentation. No registration. We just would like to chat with… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… wicked wedelia

By Rita Dadzis Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, wedelia. Why do you? Wedelia is a beautiful plant, with a thick mat of green leaves and pretty, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom year-round. It’s an eye-catcher that… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection and storage… Read More

Take the pledge – Prevent “muhly mutilation!”

Public Service Announcement:  YOU can help prevent “muhly mutilation!” Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin… …an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn’t related to Halloween…   All… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who made their living… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who made their living… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who made their living… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who made their living… Read More