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Category: Home Management

Does Your Swale Need a Makeover?

The South Florida “swale” or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing… Read More

Cool Temperature Turf Grass Management

It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a “real winter”.  However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change.  The Master… Read More

Strengthen Your Defenses Against COVID-19 With Nutrition

As a person that understands the value of nutrition, I generally try to lead by example. For years I have been an advocate for healthy eating and used meaningful nutrition messages to inspire others to do the same…. Read More

Avocados!

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits.  It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to… Read More

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad “Haircut” In recent… Read More

5 Steps to Establishing an Emergency Fund

A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund is money set aside for unplanned expenses. Having… Read More