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Category: Lawn

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!


November 22, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.


January 28, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Gallons Of Water, Sources Of Water, Urban Environments, Urban Horticulture, Urban Tree Canopy, Water Conservation, Water Management, Water Quality

UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Programs in Broward County


July 5, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Composting, Container Gardening, Critters, Entomology, Extension, Florida Gardening, Food Waste, Food Waste Prevention, Gardening, Internships, Invertebrates, MGVs, Urban Area, Urban Horticulture, Vermicomposting

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?


November 30, 2021

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Establishing Sod, FFL, Newsletter, Sod, Swales, Turf

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments


August 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household's total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical residential landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Broward, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Invasive Species, Right Place Right Plant, Stormwater Management, UF IFAS Water Agents, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments


August 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household's total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical residential landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Broward, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Invasive Species, Right Place Right Plant, Stormwater Management, UF IFAS Water Agents, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program


November 8, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Florida, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Master Gardener Program, Scholarship Programs, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Volunteers, Yards

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?


August 27, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Licensing, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Licenses

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”


July 24, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Periods, Fertilizer Rules, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Ordinances, Palm Care, Palm Fertilizing, Slow Release Fertilizers

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden


June 15, 2020

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bio-diversity, Birds, Butterflies, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Gentle Gardening, Native Plants, Pest Management, Plea For Chaos, Sustainability, Wildlife

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