Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Save Some Water – Meet our Mobile Irrigation Lab Team

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The Manatee County Extension Service Mobile Irrigation Lab will come to your home or business and conduct a full evaluation of the landscape and irrigation system to help you save on your outdoor irrigation water use. Do you… Read More

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape?

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Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape? Factsheet (PDF) Pruning equipment can spread disease in the landscape if not properly cleaned and disinfected.  By disinfecting gardening tools on a regular basis, you can help prevent the spread of… Read More

Breaking News – Fertilizer Blackout

Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent, and Ross Peterson, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator hamming it up. No human beings were harmed in the making of this video…..LOL For more information on the fertilizer blackout or the fertilizer ordinance please visit… Read More

Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1 – No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Applications

Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance – aimed at… Read More