Category: Home Landscapes

Alachua County Extension agent named Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator

Wendy Wilber GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wendy Wilber believes Florida’s immensely popular Florida Master Gardener Program can be the best in the country. The veteran UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County environmental horticulture agent and master gardener coordinator has been named… Read More

UF/IFAS Lawn and Garden Fest slated for Saturday, March 14

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for spring’s arrival, Lawn and Garden Fest returns to the University of Florida campus on Saturday, March 14, to offer residents free advice and information to help them beautify their yards. It… Read More

UF survey shows Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it, at least until their efforts cramp their lifestyles, according to an annual University of Florida study on state residents’… Read More

Turfgrass alternatives offer residents additional groundcover choices, UF/IFAS experts say

Click here for high-res image. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring is right around the corner, and for some residents it may be time to think about sprucing up the yard with new landscaping. Covering more than… Read More

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots… Read More

New public television show aimed at Southern gardeners hits the air May 9

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southern gardeners will soon have a new tool to help them in the garden. “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves is an educational television show created to help gardeners of all levels learn new tricks,… Read More

UF Studies Show Home Buyers Like ‘Green’ Features but May Not Understand Green Living

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home buyers appreciate the benefits of “green” communities, but residents don’t necessarily lead more eco-friendly lives than their neighbors in traditional homes, according to two University of Florida studies conducted in the fast-growing… Read More