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Category: Home Landscapes

“Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses

Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida? Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will… Read More

La Licencia de Pesticidas que Necesitas en la Industria Verde de la Florida (GI)

Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida tiene más de 30 tipos diferentes de licencias de pesticidas. A veces resulta confuso comprender qué licencia se necesita para un aplicador de pesticidas específico. Aquí en el estado la Florida, para certificarte como… Read More

The Pesticide License You Need in the Florida Green Industry (GI)

Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida has more than 30 different types of pesticide licenses. Sometimes it is confusing to understand what license is needed for a specific pesticide applicator. Here in Florida, to be a certify pesticide applicator in… Read More

A test to check the germination rate of old seeds

vegetable gardens

Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden? Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple… Read More

Fruit and Fruit Trees in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Bunch of bananas hanging on tree

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples,… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardener Volunteer Projects Earn International Recognition

UF IFAS Extension Office Sign

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer programs will be recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. Typically, the awards are presented in person,… Read More

The Importance of Planning in the Garden

As we move towards the fall and cool season gardening, consider the importance of garden planning. Landscape planning and design is well known, but do you plan your edible gardens? From vegetables to herbs to… Read More

Celebrate Pollinators: A Sample Plant List!

Pollinator week header

The following list is a companion blog to the “Celebrate Pollinators” blog. The plants listed are only a few of the hundreds of plants that support our native pollinators. The list provides suggestions for nectar… Read More