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Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use

Homeownership Versus Renting


January 31, 2022

Homeownership makes sense for different people at different stages of their lives, but it's not always the right choice for everyone. Whether you are in the process of renting or buying your own home, the best place to start is to understand ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Featured, Finances, Financial Management, Home Equity, Home Ownership, Ocenews, Ocextension, Rental Assistance, Renter, Rentwise, Special Topics

UF/IFAS Palm Short Course–2/25/22–In Person in Orlando!


January 28, 2022

I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CEU, Cflandscapes, Class, Disease, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, FLREC, FNGLA, Hwooten, ISA, Landscape, Lawn, Nutrition, Orange County, Ornamental, Palm, Palm Tree, Palms, Plant, Plants, Research, Tree, Tropical, Turf, UF, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS

Some Like it Short


December 21, 2021

What is a solstice? December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year. After this, each following day will be longer than the previous one. This will go on until the days are of equal length. When days are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Dombeya, Equinox, Jacquemontia, Long Day, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Photoperiodism, Poinsettia, Short-day, Solstice

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?


November 30, 2021

The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Establishing Sod, FFL, Newsletter, Sod, Swales, Turf
frost on grass

Cool Temperature Turf Grass Management


November 15, 2021

It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a "real winter". However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change. The Master Gardeners often ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf
Tags: Cool Weather Lawn, Florida Friendly Lawn, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, St Augustine Grass, Turf Dormancy, Water Wise

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