Extension Charlotte County

Starting over from scratch – the Florida-friendly landscaping™ way!

ralph mitchell
November 10, 2022

Post-hurricane our landscapes are blank canvases awaiting renewal and reinvigoration.  What better time to explore the Florida- Friendly Landscaping™ manner of gardening!   Our yards are merely small models of the outside environment.  ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Drought-tolerant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Gardening, Low-maintenance, Natural Environment

Looking to plant new trees – what are best to resist a hurricane?

ralph mitchell
November 2, 2022

While many tree failures can be traced to structural weaknesses that could be eliminated with training, some trees (and palms) are just naturally more wind resistant than others and better apt to survive a hurricane.  Many other factors can ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Hurricane-resistant, Sabal Palms, Storm Resistance, Trees

The State of Charlotte Harbor Estuary Following Hurricane Ian

October 28, 2022

It has been a month since Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state of Florida and as some of the adrenaline starts to wear-off people have begun asking, “What impacts is the storm going to have on water quality going forward? Are we doomed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bacteria Monitoring, Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Fish Kill, Florida Sea Grant, Hurricane Ian, Red Tide

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