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Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

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.

Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

Insectary Plants

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we… Read More

May is American Wetlands Month

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County “Safely Resuming Operations”

Beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road will SAFELY resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am – Noon, Monday – Friday. You must have an appointment. Please call… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Compost and Composting

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

Compost Happens! Compost is the result of natural decomposition of organic matter.  Take a walk in the woods and turn over a pile of leaves.  That dark “earthy” material that has no unpleasant smell and doesn’t look anything… Read More

COVID-19 Impacts: Let’s Talk Money

Save some money for emergencies! How often have we heard that advice? With unprecedented times, we never imagined the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus and the impact on our finances, families, workplaces and schools. Yet, for so many Americans,… Read More

Insects or Irrigation? Check irrigation system first.

Irrigation Pattern

Turfgrass responds to different seasons and it is mostly driven by light, water, and temperature.  Remember, plants need light, water, and nutrients to grow! So those short, cool winter days with sparse rainfall result in turf going into… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Kids

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

When did your love of gardening begin? It was probably when you were a kid and a parent or grandparent shared their love of gardening with you. Vegetable gardens offer numerous benefits to a kid. Vegetable gardening can… Read More