Soil is not dirt.
There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil. Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance. ... READ MORE
Giving to the Gator Nation isn't just for Gainesville
It's often said that "The Gator Nation is everywhere". Many people don't realize just how true that is here in Florida. All 67 counties of Florida have a piece of the university in them- ... READ MORE
The culprit is a fungus known as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. palmarum
We continue to lose many Queen and Washingtonia palms in residential and commercial properties all over South Florida. According to University of Florida IFAS Extension, ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and ... READ MORE
The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street.
Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate ... READ MORE
Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds. What can we do about them?
Water Starve Them!
We went through a very long dry spell. During that time I decided to do an experiment ... READ MORE
As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm.
I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn! ... READ MORE
If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license.
Who's in charge?
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is "Fertilize Appropriately". As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it's difficult to know what that means during fertilizer "black-out" periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we ... READ MORE
About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah's Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening. In her book, she describes the way nature plants. There are no lines, or sharp angles; everything has a place and purpose. ... READ MORE