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Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule


February 4, 2022

In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Calibration, NFLAG, Pesticide

From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues


May 3, 2021

Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, BMP, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden Issues, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension

Gardens of the World: A Great American Tradition


March 1, 2021

An American Landscape Perspective Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia, and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, American Landscapes, Central Park, City Planning, Conservation, Design, Designed Spaces, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Gardens Of The World, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Olmsted, Parks, Thomas Jefferson

Gardens of the World: The Capable Garden of Lancelot Brown


January 27, 2021

The New English Landscape The Gardens of the World Series sent us on a global romp of changing garden influences throughout history. Each period and culture visited exhibits its own unique characteristics. During these periods there are notable ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design, Designer, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Gardens Of The World, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design, UF/IFAS Extension

Extension Cord: Backyard Citrus w/ Dr. Juanita Popenoe


January 1, 2021

When someone thinks about Florida they think of citrus. In fact, Citrus is one of Florida's largest industries and many homeowners have backyard citrus. Although Citrus Greening is a major concern, groundbreaking research and new understandings ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Extension Cord, Food, Oranges, Podcast, UF/IFAS Extension

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Alachua County


October 26, 2020

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Design, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design, UF/IFAS Extension

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