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Biological Control Successes in Florida

January 21, 2020

A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Invasive Species
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Your Florida-Friendly Landscaping Resolutions for 2020

January 14, 2020

News articles continue to identify the many challenges Florida faces in protecting our valuable and often fragile natural environment; challenges that range from the loss of natural habitats to growing stresses on the quality and quantity of ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Resolutions

New year’s gardening resolutions for 2020

December 31, 2019

By Ralph E. Mitchell Time for some personal horticultural growth and goal setting in the gardening department! The New Year is a great time to make some horticultural resolutions that will benefit any landscape. Let's look at some tips, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Gardening, Lethal Bronzing Disease, Palm Phytoplasmas, Resolutions, Soil Testing Services
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Master Gardener training begins January 25th

December 31, 2019

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class kicks off. After that first Saturday class, classes will be on Wednesdays until the last Wednesday ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Vegetable

Beyond Installation: Designing with Maintenance in Mind

December 20, 2019

Landscapes in Time I remember planting a small pine sapling when I was three years old in my parents’ backyard. By the time I moved the tree was already 25’ tall. Last March I saw the tree and it was nearly 100’ tall. A tree I once planted ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Conservation, Cultural, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Landscape, Landscape Maintenance, Mainte, Time, Water

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