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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

‘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

Gardens of the World: Chinese and Japanese Gardens


September 28, 2020

With Nature, Not Without Once I was walking along a winding trail within a park that was surrounded by blossoming trees. As I strolled along the trail, I could hear chirping birds, rustling leaves, and a calm breeze. Suddenly I turned a corner ... READ MORE

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

Gardens of the World: Renaissance Gardens


September 14, 2020

The Emerging Renaissance - Nature and Art Europe erupted from a period of darkness into the Renaissance. Known for art, architecture, technology, and literature, the Renaissance brought about a wave of cultural development. When we think of ... READ MORE

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

Gardens of the World: A Period of Darkness


August 31, 2020

A Dark Period of Time Everything outside the walls is wild and dangerous…The decline of the Roman empire led to the beginning of the Medieval Period or Middle Ages. Once Rome fell, western Europe was in chaos, there were mass migrations, ... READ MORE

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

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