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.
Nature is odd and amazing, and there’s few places more strange than the world of fungi. As I was walking through our UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service demonstration gardens, I came across a large area covered in these… Read More
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.
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
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A weed is only a weed if you call it a weed (note this does not apply to ‘noxious weeds’ which are federally and state regulated). That is very true for one of our most popular native weeds,… Read More
Fungi of all sorts are common in Florida’s warm wet climate. We notice them most when they decide to cause problems such as black spot on roses, brown spots in our lawn, spots on leaves or grass blades,… Read More
Should I overseed my lawn for the coming winter season? Lots of people employ this strategy, most of them in the interest of having a green lawn in an otherwise bland landscape. There are several pluses to overseeding… Read More
It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed by… Read More
I have lived in Florida my whole life but never had time to care for my lawn. Lawn maintenance was very easy – I wrote a check every month for service. I have lived in other areas of… Read More
Bountiful freshwater sources, heavy rainfall, and oceans, Florida is unique in its seemingly endless water resources. However, water quality and quantity are a crucial issue in Florida, as the need to balance agricultural needs, business and development needs,… Read More