Category: Home Landscapes

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Spanish Needle and Butterfly

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard with Native Plants

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard For those of us that want to attract butterflies and moths to our yards,  we must focus on the four things they will need; Sun, Water, Shelter and Food. A butterfly… Read More

2018 Natural Areas Weed Management Short Course

TSA Beetle

Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida’s natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology. Improper… Read More

Homeowners Use Natural Enemy to Fight Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening

The UF / IFAS – St. Lucie County Extension requests homeowners to join hands in fighting against the destructive citrus disease, huanglongbing (HLB), or better known as citrus greening. We are coordinating with the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More

Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season

mosquito

  Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th.  With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding.  Fortunately, in St Lucie County we have a well-managed mosquito control district.  These dedicated employees… Read More

Green Industry Going Greener?

Many readers may already know, the term Green Industry refers to the commercial lawn and landscapers that work so hard to keep our yards and neighborhoods beautiful in the hot Florida sun. Green industry professionals stay current on… Read More