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Avocados!


October 26, 2021

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits. It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to Florida from a slightly cooler region. Having ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Avocado, Avocado Varieties, EDIS Avocado Growing In The Florida Home Landscape, Florida Avocados, Grow Avocado In Florida, Growing Avocado, Haas Avocado, Home Grown Avocado, Red Avocado
Wind & Sabal palmetto in advance of a storm

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning


October 26, 2021

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad "Haircut" In ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Correct Palm Pruning, Hurricane Cut, Palm Fronds, Palm Pruning, Photosynthesis, Pruning Sabal Palmetto, Wind Mitigation With Palms

5 Steps to Establishing an Emergency Fund


October 25, 2021

A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.A single one dollar bill. Money, cash, currency. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund is money set aside for unplanned expenses. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: @UFIFASFCS, Emergency Expense, Extension, Fund, Hamilton County, Life Skills, Money, Save, Savings, Unplanned Expenses
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Use the Fall Festivities to Teach Children Money Saving Tips


October 7, 2021

It's that time of year again when gorgeous foliage, a gentle chill in the air, and sweaters and scarves all contribute to that cozy fall feeling and Halloween also sets the tone for enjoying the cool days of Fall. Some families, however, spend ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Children Saving Money, Kids And Money, Life Skills, Money Saving Tips, Ocextension, Saving Money, Teaching Children About Money

Applying the Three Secrets of Resilient People to Your Life During a Pandemic


October 6, 2021

The COVID Pandemic has been a source of stress and adversity for adults and youth alike over the last year. Many have seen their lives turned upside down due to loss of a job, change in working conditions, home schooling of children, and in ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Anxiety, Depression, Living, Mental Health, Pandemic, Recovery, Resilience, Resilient People
Early morning dew drops caught on a spiders web and dragonfly's wings

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents


October 1, 2021

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Arachnids, Creepy Things, Desensitization Exercises, Edis, Florida Spiders, Huntsman, Nocturnal Hunters, Phobias, Spiderlings, Wildlife

Parent Guided/Student Driven Plan for High Schoolers


September 24, 2021

Now that kids are settling in to their school routines and the academics sessions are in full gear, it is a great time to begin the discussion and planning to ensure your child’s success well out of high school. Setting Goals Help your child ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Goals, High School, Life Skills Leadership, Parents, Students, Youth

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs


September 16, 2021

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success. Here's how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation. Root ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arboriculture, Field Grown, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Relocating Trees, Root Pruning, Transplanting

The Grass Class Resource Pass


August 24, 2021

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Management, Fertilize, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Grass, Grass Types, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, Mow, Mowing, Pest Management, Pests, Resources, Turf, Turfgrass, Watering, Weed Management, Weeds

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