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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Water efficiently


October 10, 2016

I've often heard people say, "It's Florida. You can't water too much." Don't believe it. Overwatering is a frequent problem here, one that leads to unwanted weeds and pests, wasted resources, and higher-than-necessary water bills. "Water ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, Sprinkler, Sustainability, Water, Yard

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Water efficiently


October 10, 2016

I've often heard people say, "It's Florida. You can't water too much." Don't believe it. Overwatering is a frequent problem here, one that leads to unwanted weeds and pests, wasted resources, and higher-than-necessary water bills. "Water ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, Sprinkler, Sustainability, Water, Yard

Fall Wildflowers Know It’s Autumn


September 23, 2016

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is hard to believe, and the weather is no indication of the change, but today is the first official day of fall. The autumnal equinox is an indication, at least on the calendar, of cooler ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Environment, Florida, Les Harrison, Local, Native, Native Plants, Natural Resource, Natural Wakulla, North Florida, Plants, The Wakulla News, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension, Wildflowers

Water in the South Central Extension District: Big Issues Part II


August 25, 2016

~A look at National Estuary Programs on Florida's Gulf Coast and 5 things we can do to protect them If you live in Florida, chances are you have a water story. Whether it involves childhood memories of a day at the beach, water skiing on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Turf, Water
Tags: Caloosahatchee, Charlotte Harbor, Estuary, Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, UF IFAS Water Agents

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right plant, right place


August 17, 2016

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight or sags in torrential rains. If only they'd ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawn, Pest, Pgm_HortRes, Plant, Sustainability, Water, Wildlife, Yard

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right plant, right place


August 17, 2016

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight or sags in torrential rains. If only they'd ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawn, Pest, Pgm_HortRes, Plant, Sustainability, Water, Wildlife, Yard
Autumn Fern

I have a very shaded lot and I have been adding ferns to my landscape. I know this is a silly question, but I want to know why they call my most recent purchase an autumn fern.


July 5, 2016

No question is silly if you are curious about the answer. Dryopteris erythrosora, Autumn Fern, is also commonly known as Japanese Shield Fern. It has a slow spreading habit and an ability to tolerate neglect which makes it an ideal candidate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Autumn Fern; Fern; Plants For Shade

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