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Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

June 4, 2021

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated on AskIFAS. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gregg Klowden, Kara N. Youngentob, Mark E. Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, World Environment Day
Backyard composter, flowers in pots, trees in background. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

April 9, 2021

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the organic matter content of your soil. Grass ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Compost, Environmental Horticulture Department, Esen Momol, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Hot Composting, Jacqlyn Rivas, Jen Marvin, Lynn Barber, Slow Composting, Sydney Park Brown, Terra Freeman, Tiare Silvasy, Tina McIntyre, Tom Wichman, Vermiculture, Worm Composting
Figure 3. Morpho peleides Kollar feeding on decaying bananas in captivity.

Blue Morpho Butterfly Morpho peleides Kollar

September 11, 2015

The blue morpho butterfly, also known as the peleides blue morpho or common blue morpho, is a brightly colored butterfly abundant in tropical environments in Central and South America. It can be seen flying in open areas such as paths, trails, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, Butterflies, Entomology And Nematology Department, Family: Nymphalidae, Haleigh A. Ray, Jacqueline Y. Miller
Raised beds separate the spikey plants from the pathway.

A Manual for the Design and Implementation of Teaching and Demonstration Gardens

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September 8, 2015

Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes. This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration garden, logistical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Recreation
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Environmental Horticulture Department, Gail Hansen, Landscape Design
Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities

September 8, 2015

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Lawns And Water Conservation, Mackenzie Boyer, Michael D. Dukes
Some home occupants are more bothered by their utility bill than others.

Using the Decision-Ade™ Segmentation Strategy to Better Understand Extension Audiences

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August 21, 2015

Decision-Ade™ is a tool Extension can use to better understand how residents with a range of household budgets feel about their utility bills. Analyzing households in terms of both income and utility bill "botheredness" creates a more ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Alexa Lamm, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Joy N. Rumble, Laura A. Warner, Randall A. Cantrell, Water Conservation

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