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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Reducing your Seed and Suet Addition-Plants to Support Wildlife

When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms.  It… Read More

Bats- Scary or Awesome?

Note:  All images were taken before 2020 as masks were not required before spring of this year. The blood-sucking vampire bat stereotype of movie lore is not so scary in real life.  In fact, the vampire bat does… Read More

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Alachua County

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise – one… Read More

Confusion on Timing of Winter Annual Lawn Weed Control

If you’ve had a history of winter annual weeds in your lawn, the best option is to apply a preemergence herbicide during October. But, winter annual lawn weeds don’t exist yet. They are in the form of seeds… Read More

Plants Need Social Distancing Too

Social distancing has become an all-too important description of our healthy relationships with one another during the pandemic.  Did you know plants can benefit from “distancing” too?  In fact, for central Florida gardeners, “distancing” in our landscapes has… Read More

What fruits can you grow in Central Florida?

Fruit Gardening Webinar Series Here at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we just finished up our “Get Your Grove On” webinar series. The series ran from September 23rd-October 21st and met for an hour every Wednesday at lunch time…. Read More