As we move more into summer months, Florida's rainy season is in full swing. These rain events could be hurricane or severe storm related but one of the side effects is increased mosquito populations.
As ... READ MORE
Every summer we get a flood of emails and samples from residents who have problems with spots on their plant’s leaves.
Florida summertime weather is perfect for fungi and a variety of insects who may be to blame for this problem. ... READ MORE
Independence Day is an amazing part of the summer. Many of us are traveling, spending time with friends, and celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether we celebrate with fireworks, community service activities, baseball ... READ MORE
The heat is on and the cold-blooded reptiles we love to hate are on the move through our landscapes. Scorned throughout history, snakes in Florida are most active through the warm seasons and are present throughout the state.
The reason ... READ MORE
Authored by Amanda Decker
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern
Graduating UF CALS December, 2022
B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Hello! I'm Amanda Decker, I am not a Florida ... READ MORE
My background and Purpose
My name is Johanna Walker. I am a 4th year student at the University of Florida (UF), pursuing a B.S. in environmental science. Although I grew up in Michigan it was my good fortune to have been able to experience ... READ MORE
Typically, this time of year many homeowners are tackling a variety of weeds in their landscapes. One of those weeds may very well be the invasive and aggressive weed known as Doveweed (Murdannia nudifflora). Doveweed emerges when average temperatures ... READ MORE
Flip My Florida Yard is a reality TV series streaming on the Discover Florida Channel. Now in its second season, the show visits homeowners around the state, giving them makeovers featuring the principles of Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM. Each ... READ MORE
Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows.
For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... READ MORE