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June 4 – UF/IFAS Extension Broward presents free online webinar for residents with citrus in home landscapes


May 23, 2024

South Florida landscapes are filled with some of the most delicious citrus thanks to the subtropical climate of the region. Varieties like sweet orange, grapefruit, mandarin, Meyer lemon, lime and kumquat are just some of those typically ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Trees, Consumer, Extension Broward, Fernando Alferez, Home Landscape, Kumquat, Lime, Mandarin, Meyer Lemon, Sweet Orange, Webinar

I Broke My PULA, Do I Need A Podcast?


May 23, 2024

I just can’t help myself; the puns know no end. We very recently did a blog all about PULA’s and we will cover pieces of it here again. I also made my second appearance on the best podcast out there “Working in the Weeds”. So, read ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CAIP, Endangered Species, EPA. PULA, Pesticide Information Office, Working In The Weeds
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Water Wednesday Recap: Is Xeriscaping for Florida?


May 23, 2024

Are you curious about xeriscaping and how we can establish it in the Sunshine State? This Water Wednesday, Jamielyn Daugherty, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Urban Forestry Agent in Sumter County gave us an overview of xeriscaping and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ecosystem, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Xeriscaping

The Value of Community Gardens: Physical Health Impact


May 23, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardening? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Food Safety, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthier, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Produce, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree for your Edible Landscape


May 22, 2024

There are just some fruits that aren't locally available at grocery stores because of their short shelf life. The mulberry is one of them. The 'Dwarf Everbearing' mulberry is an excellent choice as a Florida-Friendly fruit tree for your edible ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Edible, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Landscaping, Tsilvasy

Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast
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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

Florida Native Groundcovers for Shade


May 21, 2024

Do you have that difficult area under a tree where nothing can grow? Groundcovers are a great solution for this tough spots in the landscape. Here are some plant recommendations for Florida native plants that grow well in the shade. Alternative ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscape, Native, Shade, Tsilvasy

How to Maintain Atala Butterflies in Your Garden Year-Round, Third Blog


May 17, 2024

In-A-Pinch Preventative Measures The Other Cycads: In my early years of Atala butterfly gardening I would panic during their peak caterpillar munching phase. Fearing I would run out of coonties, I planted other cycads to alleviate the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Home Landscaping, Master Gardener, Miami, Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade Extension, Natural Resources, Wild Life

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