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Extension Broward County

Category: Lawn

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

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!


May 16, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South Florida Water Management ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Reclaim Water, Sustainability, UF IFAS Water Agents, Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Florida Friendly Landscaping: How to Save Water through “Smart” Irrigation systems


June 26, 2019

Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Water quality and quantity are essential topics that are in everyone's mind. Florida's current population of more than 21 million and 1,000 people ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Smart Irrigation Systems, Water Conservation, Water Quality

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