Since the early 1900s, school gardens have been flourishing throughout the nation. Community and school gardens were first created to help raise the moral and social skills of children who used the gardens. Benefits Opportunities for Growth &… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
The invasive Cuban treefrog is a nuisance to Florida homeowners, and the amphibian threatens Florida’s native treefrog populations.
Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter? Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring.
Mosquitoes are troublesome pests that can cause itchy bites and transmit viruses. The best way to avoid being bitten is…
Have you ever spotted an organic label in the grocery store and wondered what it meant? What you saw was the USDA organic seal, which means…
August marks the transition from summer to fall—especially in your garden. If you’re wondering what you should plant this month, then use these suggestions based on the Florida climate zones.
Go green with some sustainable mulches that can be an alternative for the landscape. More…
Community gardens are spaces where people share the duties and rewards of gardening. These collaborative efforts can be found throughout the country, including Florida. Shared gardens provide gardening opportunities and add beauty to communities. They are also a… Read More
Groundwater resources in Florida face high demand for consumption, agricultural and industrial needs. Taking advantage of Florida’s seasonal rainfall can reduce pressure on groundwater for non-potable uses during drier seasons. For the homeowner, harvesting rainwater reduces your water… Read More
NOTE: This post, originally written May 07, 2015, has been updated to reflect changes in the soil testing procedure. – UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Dec. 02, 2020 Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Before installing plants, starting… Read More