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Gardening Successfully in Florida’s Summer Heat

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April 11, 2024

Welcome to the Sunshine State! If you've recently made Florida your home or if you're diving into gardening in this unique climate for the first time, you're in for an adventure. Florida's summers are famous for their intense heat, humidity, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Calories, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Soil, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, Summer, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables, Water

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide

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April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation
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Celebrate National Pet Day Safely: A Guide to Pet-Friendly Plants and Avoiding Toxicity Risks

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April 8, 2024

Written by Samantha Walter-Cano, Edited by Olivia Zugay April 11th marks National Pet Day, a wonderful occasion to celebrate our furry companions and raise awareness about their well-being. As we cherish our pets, it's crucial to be mindful ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Work & Life
Tags: Common Plants, National Pet Day, Pet Safety, Toxic Plants

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Oregano

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April 2, 2024

Are you a fan of fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes? If so, growing herbs right at home might just become your new favorite hobby. In this blog we break down how to cultivate Oregano, which is native to the Mediterranean. In this guide we explore ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Herb Gardening Series, Herbs, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

Fertilizer Fundamentals: The Best Time to Fertilize

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March 28, 2024

When to Fertilize So, you’ve read How to Choose a Fertilizer, and How to Apply Fertilizer, but what about when to apply fertilizer? Depending on what you plan to fertilize, the timing application may differ. For example, it is best practice ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #EdibleLandscaping, #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Environmentally Friendly, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit And Vegetable, Gardening, Landscape, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

Trees, Streets, and Sidewalks


March 26, 2024

From a society standpoint, we are encouraged to think about the greenhouse gas removing qualities of trees, specifically, their ability to take up a lot of carbon dioxide. Running quick numbers, 1 cubic foot of concrete results in about 150 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor, Arboriculture, Buckled Sidewalks, Cflandscapes, Cma, Community Design, Community Managers, Conservation, Enews, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Heat Island, HOA, Hoas, Homeowners Associations, Horticulture, Hwooten, ISA, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Mature Trees, Ocextension, Planners, Shade, Sidewalk Repair, Sidewalks, Tree, Tree Conflicts, Tree Issues, Tree Planning, Tree Removal, Tree Replacement, Trees, Urban Canopy, Urban Forest, Urban Forestry, Urban Forests

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Parsley

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March 26, 2024

Are you a fan of fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes? If so, growing herbs right at home might just become your new favorite hobby. In this guide, we'll explore how to grow parsley from the comfort of your own home, including some commonly grown ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Health, Healthy, Herb Gardening Series, Herbs, Horticulture, Irrigation, Nutrition, Produce, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables, Water Wise

Fertilizer Fundamentals: How to Apply Fertilizer

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March 21, 2024

So, now that you know How to Choose a Fertilizer, you have to learn how to apply them. Just like a skincare routine, you should be intentional and informed before using any fertilizer. Applying Fertilizers The application of fertilizers depends ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Community Gardens, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit And Vegetable, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Fertilizer Fundamentals: How to Choose the Right One

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March 14, 2024

Fertilizer, What Is It? Ah, the memories of those science classes! Remember sitting there, soaking up knowledge about photosynthesis? It was like learning the ultimate life hack of the plant world – turning sunlight into food. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Community Gardens, Environmentally Friendly, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit And Vegetable, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawns, Nutrients, Plant Selection, Produce, Right Place, Right Plant, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Understanding Soil pH: The Key to Successful Gardening

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March 12, 2024

What is the Relationship Between Soil and pH? Remember those science class lessons about the pH scale? You know, the one where you learned that lemons were acidic, pure water was neutral, and baking soda was alkaline? It turns out that understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Growing Conditions, Horticulture, Pasco County, PH, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

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