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Rows of plants in nursery pots

How to Pick the Best Plants

May 22, 2024

So you’ve researched for weeks, and even consulted the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Plant Guide to figure out which plants should do best in your garden based on how much sun and water they’ll get.  Now you’re at the nursery faced with ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Duval, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Growing Plants, Landscaping, Master Gardeners, Plants, Right Plant Right Place, Selecting Plants
Oxalis a pretty spring flower but...

That pretty pink thing… it’s not your plants’ friend!

April 5, 2024

This time of year is made less glorious by all the plant problems that are rearing their ugliness and keeping us away from the fun stuff like planting new beds, redesigning old ones and just generally spending as much time as possible in the ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Creeping Woodsorell, Oxalis, Oxalis Corniculata L, Oxalis Debilis Kunth, Oxalises, Pink Woodsorell, Spring Weeds
fertilizer and herbicide pellets in green spreader

Weed & Feed: Is It Helpful or Hurtful?

March 8, 2024

As I wait in line at the garden center to pay for my new spring plant purchase, I see big stacks of “weed & feed” and other lawn fertilizers conveniently located to grab and go on the way out the door.  The images of lush green grass ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Best Management Practices, Conservation, Duval, Fertilizer, Fertilizing The Lawn, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Herbicide, Landscape, Lawn Care, Management, Weed Management, Weed N Feed, Weeds, When To Fertilizer
Garden gloves and spade rest in a bucket of compost in the garden

5 in under 5: Quick Fixes for a Florida-Friendly New Year

February 15, 2024

With the turn of the calendar into a new year comes the pressure to create and stick to a resolution.  The topics of conservation and environmental impact are top of mind for many this time of year.  Here are 5 easy environmentally friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Plants, Irrigation, Lawn Maintenance, Lawn Watering, Sustainable Landscape

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