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Category: Lawn

Doing our part for the St. Johns River

The Fourteenth State of the River Report (http://www.sjrreport.com) was recently released.  The report addresses issues affecting the health of the St. Johns River.  The report contains information that should be of interest to homeowners with residential landscapes. Nutrient… Read More

From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022

January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at… Read More

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?

The South Florida “swale” or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing… Read More

How Do I Select a Landscape Tree from a Nursery?

You finally selected the planting location and tree species for our landscaping project! Congratulations! Now what? Contact local nurseries to see who carries what you are looking for. Familiarize yourself with Florida Grades and Standards for Nurseries Plans… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, virtually… Read More

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and animals…. Read More

Cool Temperature Turf Grass Management

It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a “real winter”.  However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change.  The Master… Read More

Still Time Left for Treats

This is the last weekend of our fall special CEU sale. Get your CEU’s while you still Can. There is Still Time Left for Treats, even if your Halloween candy is all gone. We have just renewed several… Read More

Moving Water from the Roots to the Top, How Is This Possible?

Water is the most limiting abiotic (non-living) factor to plant growth and productivity, therefore, plants have developed an effective system to absorb, translocate, store, and utilize water. For example, some large rainforest trees can use nearly 1,200 litters… Read More