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
A Lunch and Learn series presented by:
UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted. One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control ... READ MORE
Small hand-held sprayers: an easy and inexpensive tool to combat lawn and garden pests.
Small hand-held pump sprayers are a relatively inexpensive and easy way to control pests and weeds around the home and in the landscape. They can be purchased ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE