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Category: Home Landscapes

Encouraging Landscape Water Conservation Behaviors Series Overview #7: Personal and Social Norms of Florida Residents Who Use Irrigation in the Home Landscape

This 4-page fact sheet is the seventh publication in a series focusing on encouraging water conservation among Florida residents who use irrigation in their home landscapes. Extension educators create programs to encourage good irrigation practices and water conservation… Read More

Your Florida Garden in “Winter”

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter, even though we have had balmy weather lately. While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions present several challenges… Read More

In Your Own Backyard: Growing Citrus

Citrus trees are quintessentially Floridian, and many residents enjoy having this iconic plant in their own backyard. Growing citrus in Florida presents many rewards, including backyard shade and access to fresh fruit (UF/IFAS Master Gardener 2014). However, maintaining… Read More

Overseeding Florida Lawns for Winter Color

Lawns go dormant during late fall and early winter in many parts of Florida, resulting in brown lawns throughout the cold months. Homeowners may prefer green lawns, but there is nothing wrong with brown grass in the winter—it… Read More