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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your… Read More

“They” Have Emerged!

No, not Brood X Periodical Cicadas – those are not found here in Florida. Not “murder hornets” either. Phew! However, it is something equally disturbing (at least for many garden enthusiasts) – the eastern lubber grasshoppers have emerged… Read More

2021 Community Water Wise Awards

Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out. The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water resources and… Read More

Saving Water in the Landscape in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you save water in the landscape and use irrigation more efficiently. Topics include microirrigation, setting your irrigation timer, irrigation repairs… Read More

Sculpture and Plants welcome Park Visitors

Florida Master Gardeners, park rangers and Friends of Manatee Springs celebrated the 67th Anniversary of Manatee Springs State Park. Sculpture work was commissioned by a local artist and welder. Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple love grass) and Muhlenbergia capillaris (Muhley… Read More

Miami-Dade County has a New Fertilizer Ordinance!

The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the “Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes” to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse of fertilizers… Read More