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Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly


April 15, 2020

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty. The key to these differences ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Landscaping, Master Gardeners
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Irrigation in the Home Landscape


April 15, 2020

There are many reasons to properly irrigate the home landscape. Not only do we not want to waste this precious natural resource, but we want to be sure we apply the proper amount of water to keep our plants thriving! It's still the dry season ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquifer, Home, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Money, Plants, Save, Water

Tree safety tips


April 13, 2020

Trees add value to our communities. But our recent windy weather serves as a good reminder that storm season is just around the corner. Given the large size attained by some trees, they can become hazardous to people and property when the wrong ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: Arborist, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Palm Diseases, Palm Nutrient Deficiencies, Palm Pruning, Reslilient Landscaping, Storm, Tree Health, Tree Safety, Trees, Wind Resistant Landscapes

Green Spaces and Public Health


April 13, 2020

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Accessability, Air Quality, Design, Green Spaces, Parks, Public Health, Recreation, Trees, Urban Areas, Urban Design, Water Quality

Composting Tips for the Homeowner


April 12, 2020

Spring is in the air! Gardening beds are being changed over and people are starting their warm-season landscape maintenance. Its time to consider what to do with all of last season's spent vegetation and plants parts. How about recycling ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composters, Composting, Counter-top Compost Bucket, Debris, Enriching The Soil, Florida Soil, Gardening, How To Compost, Kitchen Scraps, Nutrient-rich, Organic Matter, Recycling, Soil Amendments

LANDSCAPING FOR LIVESTOCK


April 11, 2020

Maxine Hunter*1, Caitlin Bainum*2 1. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Horticulture Agent 2. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent Corresponding author: Maxine32666@ufl.edu Marion County, FL is home to the “horse capital of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2020, 2020 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Central District, Equine, FFL, Horticulture, Livestock, UF IFAS Extension

RESTORING A 1920’S GOLF COURSE INTO AN ECOLOGICAL PARK: A CASE STUDY OF THE ROLLING HILLS


April 11, 2020

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and K. McCormick, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: The Rolling Hills Park project is a Florida Communities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2020, 2020 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Central District, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, K. McCormick, Natural Resources, Parks, Sanford FL, Seminole County, T.McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension, Urban Ecology

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