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You can have it ‘made in the shade’ by planting more diverse trees

When we plant the same trees over and over again, we create urban forests that are vulnerable to being wiped out by invading pests and diseases, a University of Florida researcher says. Deb Hilbert wants to avoid tree… Read More

Florida urban tree canopy gives oxygen, shade — saves $4 billion a year

Trees give us shade to cool off and oxygen to breathe – and they provide Florida cities with $4 billion in benefits a year, collectively, UF/IFAS researchers say. These include savings in air pollution removal, stormwater runoff and… Read More

Bulbs for the Florida Home Landscape

Written by Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian If you wish to brighten up a shady spot in your landscape, why not try planting some bulbs?  But not tulips, daffodils, or crocuses. Those are the bulbs for northern climates… Read More

Less water, better landscape

Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed.  Check out these simple tricks to help save… Read More