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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
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

Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond 


November 15, 2023

Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond   It’s about time to start decking those halls! I love using natural materials and plants as holiday décor, and one plant known for merry and bright is the amaryllis. The amaryllis we buy for our ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Amaryllis Blooming Cycle, Amaryllis For The Holidays And Beyond, Dormancy, How To Force An Amaryllis

Dispelling 3 Common Myths of Florida-Friendly Landscaping


October 24, 2023

When you hear “Florida-Friendly Landscape” what do you picture?  Is it a well-kept design that fits in with the rest of the neighborhood or a wild and untamed eye-sore?  Do you see an abundance of flowers and wildlife or a lot of weeds ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Duval, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Native Plants, Pesticide

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