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Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

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.

Your Lawn & Landscape Will Miss You

For those of you that haven’t committed to staying in Florida for our steamy Florida summers with frequent rain and lots of bugs, your lawn and landscape will miss you.  There are things you should do to prepare… Read More

Always wanted to be a UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

  You can apply for the Fall 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Class now! Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida?  Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you?  Does acquiring… Read More

Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of… Read More

Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational Webinars

Join us for our Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational (WISE) workshops! August 21 at 1:00 pm – “Insects and Other Arthropods Found in Florida’s Natural Areas” – Discover all the fascinating insects and other bugs found in Florida’s… Read More

Artillery Fungus-Small but Mighty

  Mulches for the Landscape Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida’s sandy soils and plants. Types and Benefits of Organic Mulch… Read More

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive…. Read More

Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place

Flatwoods Plum from the UF/IFAS Demo Garden Sumter County-photo by L. Sanderson If you have visited the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County office in Bushnell, you have perhaps meandered through the demonstration garden just outside our front door. UF/IFAS… Read More

Lovebugs-Love is in the Air

Plecia neartica Hardy

Love is in the Air!  Plecia neartica hardy, or more commonly known as the lovebug is out in high numbers both in Spring and Fall.   Find huge numbers of lovebugs on nectar flowers in your landscape when they… Read More