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Non-chemical Weed Control for Home Landscapes and Gardens

September 21, 2015

A weed is a persistent plant in your landscape that is in an undesirable location (this can include an undesired plant or a desired plant that’s outgrown its space). While there are several weed control programs to choose from, many gardeners ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Chemical-free Weed Control, Cultivation, Flaming, Hand Pulling, Landscape Fabric, Lawn & Garden Hot Topic, Mulch, Non-chemical Weed Control, Tillage, Weed Control
Figure 3. Morpho peleides Kollar feeding on decaying bananas in captivity.

Blue Morpho Butterfly Morpho peleides Kollar

September 11, 2015

The blue morpho butterfly, also known as the peleides blue morpho or common blue morpho, is a brightly colored butterfly abundant in tropical environments in Central and South America. It can be seen flying in open areas such as paths, trails, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: #ufbugs, Butterflies, Entomology And Nematology Department, Family: Nymphalidae, Haleigh A. Ray, Jacqueline Y. Miller
Planting in September

Planting in September

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September 8, 2015

While September marks the beginning of fall, the summer’s blistering temperatures may not drop for some time. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your area ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Bulbs, Edible Gardening, Fall, Gardening, Herbs, Lawn And Garden Hot Topic, Planting In Florida, Summer, Vegetables
Raised beds separate the spikey plants from the pathway.

A Manual for the Design and Implementation of Teaching and Demonstration Gardens

September 8, 2015

Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes. This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration garden, logistical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Recreation
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Environmental Horticulture Department, Gail Hansen, Landscape Design
Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities

September 8, 2015

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Lawns And Water Conservation, Mackenzie Boyer, Michael D. Dukes

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