Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature. Today, however, I am going to talk about something that may not sound or… Read More
Central Florida experiences most of its annual rain between June 1st and September 30th. Water is a very important component for good plant health but for most people it is very difficult to find a balance. Too little… Read More
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.
Rainfall shutoff devices are useful to the maintenance of plant health as well as conservation of water resources because they can assist in bypassing scheduled irrigations. Rain sensors are rain shutoff devices that are designed to pause irrigation… Read More
With recent disruptions in the availability of food and basic supplies, people are looking at how they can be more self-sufficient. Many of you are growing your own vegetables and fruits; why not grow your own health supplements… Read More
Daily afternoon rain showers and summer thunderstorms signal the beginning of the Central Florida rainy season. Osceola County receives a monthly average of over 7 inches of rain in the months of June – September. Compare this to… 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.