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Tag: Tina McIntyre

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the organic matter content… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: The Power of Your Pond

Stormwater ponds are designed to collect and manage runoff from rainwater. When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other hard surfaces, the rainfall that doesn’t soak into the ground (known as stormwater runoff) flows into… Read More

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will gather for hands-on… Read More

How do I select native plants? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Know native… To select a native plant, lets first revisit what the term native means! A native plant is a plant that existed within the state boundaries of Florida… Read More

How can you help stop the spread of invasive species? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County How can invasive weeds spread? Plants can’t just get up and walk like we can, so how do they move to new locations? First, we should talk… Read More

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive… Read More

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like a tool… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural areas go unmanaged… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these species not only… Read More

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing… Read More