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Water Conservation Month approaching: UF/IFAS expert explains why saving water matters


April 1, 2022

FLORIDA – April is Water Conservation Month. A typically dry month in Florida, April is also when consumer water-use is highest in the state.   Science tells us that residents often use more water than needed in home landscapes, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Extension Broward, Urban Horticulture, Water Conservation

Florida Golf Course Best Management Practices Program


March 31, 2022

Hey Pros! I know you are always looking to up your game. And practice makes perfect! That saying holds true for golfers, superintendents, and other golf professionals alike. Now, you can up your game by taking the Best Management Practices ... READ MORE

Category: , Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, Brevard, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Florida, Golf, Golf Bmp, Golf Course, Golf Training, Grass, Hwooten, Orange, Ornamental, Ornamental And Turf, Superintendent, Training, Turf, Unruh, Water
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Partners in Progress – UF/IFAS CAIP and US Army Corps of Engineers


March 30, 2022

Since it was established in 1978, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) has been responsible for many innovative discoveries that have positively impacted not just Florida but the whole nation. Based on this success ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management

Orange County 4-H Summer Day Camps


March 30, 2022

With spring break behind us, it won’t be long until school is out, and parents are looking for quality activities for their children. The Orange County 4-H Program is offering several day camp opportunities this summer that can keep kids learning ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Healthy Living, Life Skills, Ocextension, Water Conservation, Youth

Floral Fables: The Water’s Edge


March 28, 2022

Introduction Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite books growing up. His story chronicled the adventures of Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger. Grahame’s descriptions throughout the book show a romantic image of nature and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Floral Fables, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nassau County, Protect The Waterfront, Water
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Steps to Solve Plant Problem May Include Visit to Plant Clinic


March 23, 2022

Diagnosing landscape problems can be tricky. There are basic steps that can be useful in solving plant problems in your landscape.   Step 1 Identify the Plant. By knowing the type of plant affected, you can begin relating causes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Landscape Problems, Lawn Problems, Lawn Weeds, Pest Insects, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics, Plant Disease

Make Your Pond Attractive to Wildlife


March 23, 2022

You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife  Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Eva Pabon, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Water Protection, Wildlife

Water conservation starts with irrigation, report finds


March 22, 2022

Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply. To ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn Care, Water, Water Conservation, Water Use, World Water Day
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How to use your rain gauge


March 22, 2022

Rain Gauges Ever heard of a rain gauge? No? Maybe you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure. Well, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn what a rain gauge is, how it works, and how easy it is to use one in your home landscape. What ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Conserve, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Preserve, Rain, Resources, Save, Water

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