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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscapes

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes the importance of… Read More

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Supporting Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, provisional, cultural, and supporting services. It… Read More

Reduce Environmental Impacts with Sustainable Landscaping

You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… 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

Beyond the Air We Breathe: Regulating Ecosystem Services

A Continued Series If you are currently eating breakfast or enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea-thank a pollinator. While you are outside today, enjoying the fresh air and shade-thank a tree. These are a couple examples… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers’ Fall Plant Sale

As we move into fall, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs.   September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant… Read More

Art in The Garden

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Come and learn about the importance of having a Florida-Friendly butterfly garden in your backyard.  Learn the vital role our local pollinators play in… Read More

Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape

A Landscape Built for Hurricanes Starts with Design and Maintenance The billowing winds are afoot. We officially entered hurricane season June 1, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center states the peak of hurricane… Read More

Florida Friendly Landscaping: How to Save Water through “Smart” Irrigation systems

Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Water quality and quantity are essential topics that are in everyone’s mind. Florida’s current population of more than 21 million and 1,000 people moving to Florida… Read More

Our Landscapes in the Watershed

Where Do You Live? Where do you live? Think about that for a moment – it is a rather easy question to answer. I commonly ask this question at different programs. Most of the time I get responses… Read More