By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine… Read More
Join us Feb. 13 for “Let’s Make Some Black Gold!“, a look at composting, waste reduction and recycling in our area. This 90-minute workshop blends indoor lessons with outdoor, hands-on activities in our compost demonstration… Read More
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County offers professional landscape management training and resources which promote environmentally sound use of irrigation, fertilizers, and pesticides by industry professionals, and offers training and continuing education units to maintain or renew licenses…. Read More
Are you involved in maintaining lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. If so, our Jan. 22 “Green Industries Best Management Practices” (BMP) class is for you. BMPs focus on reducing non-point source pollution… Read More
Living on the coast or along a lake in Florida can make for a fantastic lifestyle, often replete with stunning scenery and vibrant ecosystems. But, that lifestyle carries with it additional responsibility, in the form… Read More
Fertilizer can increase the beauty and health of lawn and landscape. When used correctly. Used incorrectly, however, it can wreak havoc on yards, ecosystems and more.
Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits applying such products to turf grass and… Read More
I moved to Florida thirteen years ago and instantly hated it. It was flat, hot and humid with few redeeming qualities. It took about five years and a departure from the urban areas for the… Read More