A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, and Krista… Read More
Did you know by Florida Statute requires “Any person who operates an automatic landscape irrigation system shall properly install, maintain, and operate technology that inhibits or interrupts operation of the system during periods of sufficient moisture.” (Florida Statute 373.62)…. Read More
Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of FAWN, Rick… Read More
Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in… Read More
Pondering irrigation systems and our place in the water cycle Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements? How do homeowner yard practices impact Florida’s water? Why irrigate in Florida? Why are irrigation… Read More
What is a rain sensor? How does it work? Last Water Wednesday, the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County, Eva Pabon gave us an overview of rain sensors.
You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape.
By Lloyd Singleton It’s right here, right now – spring in Lake County is the best time and place to be gardening. Our subtropical climate frees us to prepare garden beds after the frosts of January and February,… Read More
By Lloyd Singleton Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hosting 22 landscape professionals in a full day training known as the “Green Industries Best Management Practices”, or GIBMP for short. These eager learners were exposed to… Read More