Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you!
In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE
Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE
A Porcelain Problem
Ah, the toilet. Considered by many to be essential to our daily lives, toilets are a common feature in Sarasota County homes. We use them daily for our private business, sometimes upwards of 10 times a day. In older toilets, ... READ MORE
With spring weather approaching, many Florida homeowners now find themselves preparing their landscapes and gardens for spring planting. One effective strategy for weed management is the effective application of chemical controls, or herbicides.
Our ... READ MORE
This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE
Why preserve and dry leaves and flowers?
Drying your leaves and flowers properly will help you preserve their vibrant colors and unique shapes before using them in your crafts! In this post, we will provide a few DIY methods you can try at ... READ MORE
Dirt, grease, ketchup, and salsa! Washing clothes for a family of six was a daily task when my four boys were young. Successful budgeting meant that expensive laundry detergents were left on the store shelf. Homemade laundry detergent provided ... READ MORE
By BJ Jarvis
A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables.
Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... READ MORE
Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects.
An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist in her own garden of potted plants ... READ MORE
In celebration of Microplastics Awareness Month (September), UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Natural Resources program is excited to announce a new event with DIY Beeswax Food Wrappers!
Join us for a film screening of "Smog of the Sea" and ... READ MORE