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Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)


October 17, 2021

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Nandina, Plants

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)


October 15, 2021

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I'll be the first to admit - this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and unique ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, IPM, Mimosa, Mimosa Silk Tree

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)


October 7, 2021

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata) Coral Ardisia, in some communities, is recognized as "Public Enemy #1". Its rampant growth throughout our natural communities quickly displaces natural plant communities. First introduced as an ornamental plant, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Coral Ardisia, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plant, IPM, Nassau County

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous

Fire Ants in the Garden


November 1, 2019

As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one. The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000 to 240,000 workers. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Fire Ants, Garden, Pest

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention


February 19, 2018

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Donated, Environmentally Friendly, Free, Garden, Germination, Mulch, Newspaper, Permaculture, Register, Sheet, Tree, Weeds, Wood
Soil and Water Erosion

Sediment and Erosion Control


December 11, 2017

As described in the Equine Best Management Practices manual, sediment and erosion control measures are permanent or temporary practices to prevent sediment loss from fields, slow water flow, and/or trap and collect debris and sediments in runoff ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMP, Control, Debris, Equine, Erosion, Farm, Farm Management, Livestock, Overgrazing, Prevention, Runoff Water, Sediment

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