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Tag: UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

The Holidays of your Lawn and Landscape

Holidays can bring back memories from years past.  Valentine’s Day always made me think of little hand-decorated paper bags in school to collect classmates’ Valentines and a favorite candy, Conversation Hearts.  St. Patrick’s Day involved… Read More

Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus

green lawn

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas.  These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including… Read More

Reducing your Seed and Suet Addiction-Plants to Support Wildlife

leaves aan berries

When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Native Ornamental Grasses for Central Florida

Conversations about grass, do not usually include the use of ornamental grasses.  Discussions about grass usually involve the trials and tribulations of maintaining turfgrass and either how green and healthy it looks or the brown… Read More