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Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape


August 7, 2019

A Landscape Built for Hurricanes Starts with Design and Maintenance The billowing winds are afoot. We officially entered hurricane season June 1, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center states ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane Prepardness, Hurricanes, Hurricanes And Landscape, Landscape Prepardness, Resilience
Kaydie and teens in field

Questions From the Plant Clinic: Amazing Arthropods


August 1, 2019

Article by Kaydie McCormick, Residential Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator and amazing arthropods identifier at the UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County. Amazing Arthropods of Florida During July I had a chance ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Amazing Arthropods, Insect, Insects, Kaydie McCormick, Master Gardener, Questions From The Plant Clinic

A Diverse Landscape is a Healthy Landscape


July 22, 2019

A Lesson from History: Dutch Elm Disease It is a strange thing; a never-ending story continually appearing in the landscape. We fall in love with a specific landscape aesthetic, certain plant material begins to dominate the landscape, and then ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disease, Diversity, Dutch Elm Disease, Landscape, Lethal Bronzing, Plant Diversity, Plant Selection

Sustainable Landscapes Start in the Past


July 15, 2019

Why Do Our Landscapes Look The Way They Do? Have you ever wondered why designed landscapes look the way they do? Many of our landscapes are designed or planned based on our individual landscape preferences and perceptions. Landscape preferences ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Design, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscape History, Prospect-Refuge, Sustainability, Sustainable Landscapes

What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress


July 2, 2019

Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of heat stress. Heat ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Horticulture, Farm Management, Heat Stress, Landscape Management, Professional Horticulture, ProHort, Swprohort

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