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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Grow A Green Thumb; Container Basics

aluminum canoe planted with yellow and purple flowers

Spruce up a window sill, table top or porch with potted plants. Containers are portable and provide an instant fix to problem areas. DIY with container combinations of edible and flowering annuals (single season) and perennials (live more… Read More

Health and Safety While Reopening

Man wearing face covering reviews self-check health questions.

  The personal health and safety of everyone in the UF/IFAS Extension community is of highest concern. UF/IFAS Extension Levy County office is open with limited public access under Levy County Board of County Commission guidance, in partnership… Read More

What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!

Researcher Karen McKenzie raised these female in captivity. They do not carry disease.

From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms – egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some vector… Read More

Fruit of Your Labor

lady with pink hat seen behind an overgrown muscadine grape vine

We fit fruiting trees and vines in our landscape because the man of the mower enjoys eating food from the yard. We fondly recall our granddaughter’s first homemade cobbler, made with freshly picked blackberries. Good memories. A dear… Read More

“Can Anyone Out There Help Me?”

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners serve the community. Image of bees, flowers, landscape and people talking

UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Master Gardeners provide University of Florida research based horticulture options, multiply outreach of UF/IFAS Extension offices, saving taxpayer dollars and fill a gap in services. Nature Coast Master Gardeners… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

turf grass borders ornamental bed

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

DIY Draped Hypertufa

Various example draped hypertufa containers.

Perfect for fairy gardens and great for gift giving. You’ll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric. Multiple uses in addition to a traditional planter; displaying faux flowers, in the guest… Read More