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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

What is that Fuzzy Caterpillar Falling from My Oak Tree?

Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.) Why the oak trees? Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping – Scavenger Hunt Activity!

The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​ (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife! The FFL Program is all about: putting the “right plants” in the “right place” giving them the right care… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

A Garden is a Place of Hope

A recent ad from a gardening catalog stated that “Gardening is not Cancelled”. What an inspiring thought! These days are hard, with health and economic fears, and it can seem at times there is nowhere to hide, but… Read More

Gardening tasks during a time of social distancing

It can be hard to think of things to do when social distancing, but remember, you can still be alone (or with your family) while outside! There are plenty of things you can do in your own yard… Read More

Horticulture Updates from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Updates from the Horticulture Programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County We will continue to update this page with the latest information related to the gardening and landscaping programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.   Plant Clinic If you… Read More

Drought Tolerant Plants for a Florida-Friendly Landscape – Zone 9

Are you getting spring planting fever? Consider choosing drought tolerant plants for your landscape. Selecting drought tolerant plants for your yard will ensure an aesthetically pleasing landscape that can survive dry periods in the spring and fall. These… Read More