Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics. Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on Sept. 9, here… Read More
Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well… Read More
We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastics. We can find plastics from packaging materials to appliances and medical devices. Plastics have brought many societal benefits, but our current approach to plastic use and disposal… Read More
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and… Read More
Everyone would agree that the last few months have been stressful with the added COVID-19 challenges. The weekly trip to the grocery store has turned into empty shelves and one way aisles. The empty shelves can be frightening… Read More
Since it has been raining a lot now, I have been clipping my lawn down to the lowest height possible, so that I don’t have to mow so often. I am sure that it won’t dry up. But… Read More
What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read… Read More
Did you know around 11% of the household water is used to flush toilets in Florida? Last Water Wednesday was all about the toilets.
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.
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