Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket.
Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies.
Still, ... READ MORE
Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you!
In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE
Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE
Looking to prepare your yard for a freeze? Ask IFAS has advice on how to protect your landscape from cold weather. Check out Sydney Park Brown’s Cold Protection of Landscape Plants.
Plan ahead for cold weather
When determining where to ... READ MORE
Growing demand for water-wise, sustainable landscaping may start a new development trend. The first step to build new homes used to be to discard existing trees, shrubs, and other plants. But aspiring home buyers now want to preserve native ... READ MORE
For every season and in all kinds of weather, it's a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings—specifically, your home. Air conditioning and light bulbs often come up in conversations about energy efficiency, but they are only two considerations ... READ MORE
It is New Year’s Day. In the cool gray dawn, you sleepily slide your feet into a pair of slippers, still half-dreaming of the night before. No one else has woken up; the first fruits of the year are yours, and yours alone.
At that thought, ... READ MORE
Among the benefits of gardening are the butterflies that are sometimes attracted to garden flowers. But what if the flowers you planted aren't the ones butterflies like best? You don't have to simply hope butterflies will like your garden: you ... READ MORE
Coastal southern Florida has long been home to green iguanas. They came first as stowaways on ships. Then people began importing them to keep them as pets. The wild population grew when pets escaped or when people intentionally released their ... READ MORE
This week is National Pollinator Week, which makes it a good time to learn about how birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem!
What is a pollinator?
When some people hear “pollinator,” they immediately think ... READ MORE