UF/IFAS
Extension Duval County

Just Moved to Jacksonville? Here’s Gardening Advice You Now Need!


July 27, 2022

Recently Moved to Jacksonville, Tonya Ashworth offers new local residents advice as part of her ongoing outreach efforts as the UF/IFAS Extension Agent  for Duval County. Welcome! If you are one of the many people who have recently ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Different Soil, Gardening Advice, Jacksonville Garden Club, Know Your Zone, Mandarin Garden Club, Moved To Jacksonville, Native Plant Society, Soil Test, Zone 9a

Hatching Chicks: 4-H in the Classrooms


July 3, 2022

Which came first, the egg or the chicken? The world may never know for sure. There are, however, several young students who could tell you about their adventure hatching chicks. Duval County's 4-H Embryology Project began in February of this ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Curriculum
Tags: #4-H In Classrooms, #DuvalCounty4H, #H, #Hatching Chicks, 4HInClassrooms, AgInClass, Embryology, Hands-on Learning, HatchingChicks

Summer Lawn Maintenance…considering a xeriscape now?


June 6, 2022

It is mid-June.  The weather in Jacksonville | northeast Florida continues to be hot and dry. However, the National Weather Service predicts above average precipitation for June through August.  So, what should we homeowners in northeast Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Fertilizer, Grass, Lawn In Summer, Lawn Maintenance In Summer, Maintain Our Lawns, Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips, Summertime Lawn Diseases
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Florida Native Plants Common to Jacksonville: the Florida poinsettia


May 23, 2022

When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Euphorbia Cyathophora, Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Fire-On-The-Mountain, John Poinsett, Painted-leaf, Poinsettias

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