Tag: Florida Friendly Landscape

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Adopting Water-Conservation Practices with Rain Barrels

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo South Florida receives an average of 62 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes off green lawns and pavements carrying fertilizers… Read More

Attracting backyard butterflies, bees, and birds

Celebrate National Pollinator Week- June 17-23, 2019 and plant a paradise for pollinators in your yard! Florida crops like watermelon, cucumber, blueberry, and strawberry depend on pollinating insects for abundant, high quality fruit. Many wild plants that provide… Read More

Creating a Florida-Friendly Landscape

The traditional Florida garden is characterized with wildlife activity, indigenous colors, and textures. You might think that maintaining a traditional Florida garden may be costly and strenuous, but it is not. There is a simplified way that can… Read More

Water-Wise Landscapes in Manatee County 2018

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Water-Wise Landscape Program and helped make it a success!   The Manatee County Water-Wise Landscape Awards, sponsored by Manatee County Utilities – Water… Read More

2018 Water School in Manatee County: Registration now Open!

Manatee County Water School & Bus/Boat Tour Now Open for Registration! Come “cool down” with us this summer at Water School. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Manatee County’s most precious resource, Water School is for… Read More

It is Time for Water-Wise Landscaping Awards!!

The purpose of this award program is to recognize individuals, businesses, and community associations that are committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment utilizing Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. Winning landscapes balance attractive designs with plants, landscape elements, water-efficient irrigation… Read More

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)

June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season.  No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on the bag must be 0-0-#, this means fertilizer… Read More

Save Some Water – Meet our Mobile Irrigation Lab Team

The Manatee County Extension Service Mobile Irrigation Lab will come to your home or business and conduct a full evaluation of the landscape and irrigation system to help you save on your outdoor irrigation water use. Do you… Read More