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Category: Home Management

Make s’mores and explore the world of solar energy

Solar energy has many benefits and uses, from powering homes to cooking delicious treats like s’mores. Discover how you can harness the power of the sun from your home in the newest LIFE: Science Shorts video. Watch, learn,… Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water can contribute to… Read More

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes

What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants?  The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC. There are several options: Remove… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are forbidden to use… Read More

Are Your Youth Learning…or Memorizing?

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – A short while ago I was speaking to a good friend while commuting home from work.  We began sharing stories of being a young-professional in the field of education, including the joys and struggles… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no lines, or sharp… Read More

Watch now: DIY Energy and Water Audit Kit demo video

Interested in learning how you can save energy, water, and money at home? Our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kit can help. Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Audit Kit The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy and Water Audit Kit is available for checkout through… Read More