As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy.
Fortunately, his ... READ MORE
It's time for a sprinkler tune-up!
With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...
So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE
By Kim Scotto-Kelley
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires.
The study, led by faculty from the UF Institute ... READ MORE
What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”
Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won't go away.
Too often, the phrase ... READ MORE
BMP for Home Lawns
Bugs in St. Augustinegrass
'Captiva' St. Augustinegrass
Cercospora Leaf Spot
Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn
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As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue's social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise around our homes and ... READ MORE
Rain barrel water can be a Godsend during periods of drought. But some are reluctant to install one. Here are three common barriers and solutions to adopting this water-saving technique.
Mosquitos – Rain barrels don’t have to be ... READ MORE