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Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard


October 27, 2021

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: "Flip My Florida Yard", Central Florida, Ecological, Featured, Flip, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Special Topics, Tsilvasy, Video, Water Conservation

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida


September 1, 2021

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) • ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Exotic Invasive, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Home Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Plants, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Plants, Trees, Tsilvasy
Pollinator week header

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27


June 21, 2021

Calling all gardeners (and all who want to be gardeners)! Would you like to learn how to help our natural environment and add beauty to your yard? Join in this year’s annual international celebration of Pollinator Week! This event brings ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators
Irrigation sprinkler and sign that reads "sun garden".

Saving Water in the Landscape in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!


May 11, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you save water in the landscape and use irrigation more efficiently. Topics include microirrigation, setting your irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Irrigation, Julie Schelb, Microirrigation, Polk County, Polkgardening, Saving Water
Your Polk Yard, Guide and Journal cover photo

Herbs: A Series of Helpful Fact Sheets


May 4, 2021

Herbs are popular plants for many reasons. They are fun to grow and eat, and are attractive in the landscape. We have developed a series of fact sheets that will help you select, grow, and use common herbs. Click on the links below to download ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Edible Gardening, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Herb Gardening, Herbs, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkmg
Live oak canopy

Six Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


April 19, 2021

The annual celebration of Earth Day promotes the message that everyone can contribute in a positive way to help preserve and restore our earth’s precious resources. Here are five (no, six!) actions you can take that will positively affect ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Conservation, Earth Day, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Native Plants, Natural Resources, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wildlife
Oak Leaf Mulch

Fallen Oak Leaves Make a Great Mulch


March 6, 2021

It is a great time of year to refresh your landscape beds with mulch. A good source for (free) mulch is fallen oak leaves, which are in abundance this time of year. Oak leaves are a lovely shade of brown, are a great compliment to other mulches, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Compost, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Free Mulch, Gardening, Landscaping, Mulch, Oak Leaves, Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg

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