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Oak Leaves have been Falling Like Rain


February 16, 2021

Free Nutrients: My oak trees have been dropping leaves like crazy this fall and winter. WooHoo, free nutrients for my planted shrubs and perennials. I created large plant beads so the leaves can drop in and provide a mulch layer that decomposes ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, Earthworms, Gardening, Mulching, Oakleaf Mulch, Pestinnorthflroida, Typesofmulch, Weeds, Wildlifegardening

Parts of a label 2…Is It Dangerous


February 9, 2021

In the last blog we discussed how the first part of a label is all about telling you “What is it?”, and we found out our jug is Blamo, which has 95% trimethyldeathallzazene. Ok, I am sure that means very little to any of you, so what might ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Hazard, National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Parts Of A Pesticide Label, Pesticide, Pesticide Label, Signal Word
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What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing where it is not wanted, or competing ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CFCISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
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February 3, 2021

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Beekeeping, Beneficial Insects, Growing Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Invasive Plants, Lawns, Plant Disease, Trees, Weeds

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy


January 27, 2021

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Featured, FFL, Florida Yard, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Garden Therapy, Jennifer Hagen, Landscape Design, Lee County, Native Landscaping, Pollinators, Right Place, Right Plant, Sustainable Landscaping, UF-IFAS, Water Efficiency, Wellness
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Soil has many names, just not the “D-word”


January 22, 2021

For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the "d-word" when discussing soil science. In some instances, we had a "d-word" swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the term and even today, I hesitate from spelling the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Garden, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners
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Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!


January 20, 2021

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, DIY, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Water, Yard

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