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June 4 – UF/IFAS Extension Broward presents free online webinar for residents with citrus in home landscapes


May 23, 2024

South Florida landscapes are filled with some of the most delicious citrus thanks to the subtropical climate of the region. Varieties like sweet orange, grapefruit, mandarin, Meyer lemon, lime and kumquat are just some of those typically ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Trees, Consumer, Extension Broward, Fernando Alferez, Home Landscape, Kumquat, Lime, Mandarin, Meyer Lemon, Sweet Orange, Webinar
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Pools and Hurricanes


May 14, 2024

How do I prepare my Florida pool for an oncoming hurricane? In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools

The Value of Community Gardens: Health Impact


May 9, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardens? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthier, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables
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Protecting Our Pets


April 25, 2024

Our pets are precious to us, and their safety should always be a priority. Follow these 10 tips to help keep your pet healthy and safe. You can click on each tip to learn more. Tip #1: Prevent heartworm. Tip #2: Use pet-safe scents. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bird, Cat, Chemicals, Disease, Dog, Essential Oils, Ferret, Food, Friends, Furry, Heartworm, Pet Safety, Pets, Pgm_Chemicals, Plants, Prevention, Scents, Toxic, Xylitol

Trees Change Climate


April 23, 2024

We need more trees, everywhere! Loss of tree canopy is one of the main reasons that climate change has become so severe.  Whichever side of the fence you are on, we all must admit that the climate is changing, and not for the better. When ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Heat Island, Miami-Dade, Newsletter, Plant Zones, Trees, Urban Canopy

Científicos de UF/IFAS lanzan una encuesta sobre el uso del agua para mejorar la conservación de este recurso en todo el estado


April 16, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. ¿Busca alternativas que le puedan ayudar a ahorrar dinero en la factura del agua de su hogar? ¿Se pregunta con qué ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Areas Verdes, Conservacion, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Encuesta, Encuesta En Espanol, Español, Florida, Irrigacion, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, La Encuesta Sobre El Uso Del Agua, Minimizar El Desperdicio De Agua, Patios, Propietarios De Viviendas Y Administradores De Propiedades, Responsable, Spanish, Sustenibilidad, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC, Uso Del Agua

Gardening Successfully in Florida’s Summer Heat


April 11, 2024

Welcome to the Sunshine State! If you've recently made Florida your home or if you're diving into gardening in this unique climate for the first time, you're in for an adventure. Florida's summers are famous for their intense heat, humidity, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Calories, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Soil, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, Summer, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables, Water

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide


April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation
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Celebrate National Pet Day Safely: A Guide to Pet-Friendly Plants and Avoiding Toxicity Risks


April 8, 2024

Written by Samantha Walter-Cano, Edited by Olivia Zugay April 11th marks National Pet Day, a wonderful occasion to celebrate our furry companions and raise awareness about their well-being. As we cherish our pets, it's crucial to be mindful ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Work & Life
Tags: Common Plants, National Pet Day, Pet Safety, Toxic Plants

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Oregano


April 2, 2024

Are you a fan of fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes? If so, growing herbs right at home might just become your new favorite hobby. In this blog we break down how to cultivate Oregano, which is native to the Mediterranean. In this guide we explore ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Herb Gardening Series, Herbs, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

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