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Fertilizer spreader

New Fertilizer Ordinance for Monroe County


August 11, 2021

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a fertilizer ordinance with the intent of limiting nutrient applications to turf and landscape plants. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, have the potential to contribute to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Sustainability, Sustainable Landscaping
beneficial insects

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards


June 4, 2021

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which benefit our yards in numerous ways; just ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Beneficial Insects, Biodiversity, Diversity, Florida, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insect Diversity, Insects, IPM Florida, Native Plants
Heirloom tomato variations

Everglades Tomato-A Summer Tomato for the Keys


April 20, 2020

Also known locally as wild tomato or currant tomato, the Everglades tomato is a wonder for gardeners in the Florida Keys. The tomato blooms and fruits all year long, is tolerant of our alkaline soil, brackish water, salt winds, and is resistant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Edible Landscape, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Vegetable Gardening

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