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Category: Home Landscapes

What’s in Bloom? …South American Yellow Poinciana

Not that poinciana… and not that one either… Throughout late Spring to mid-summer certain streets of the I-4 corridor are inhabited by hulking yellow figures that peer over buildings and walls throughout the urbanized landscape. Despite their enormity… Read More

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure of… Read More

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!

Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills.  They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees… Read More

Science Behind Weed Control

Extension connects the general public with University of Florida scientist and specialist by providing research based education. The science behind weed control, specifically Dioscorea bulbifera (air potato vine), engages youth and residents to seek out, identify and become… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight

One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life is like after… Read More

Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut off device. This… Read More

Scrub Jays in St. Lucie County Preserves

Hikers trekking through St. Lucie County’s scrub might encounter an endemic species: the Florida scrub jay.  The St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) maintains preserves with scrub habitat that I recommend hiking.  Sheraton Scrub is located at… Read More