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Protect your ornamental plants from cold damage


January 27, 2022

Very cold weather is expected to hit south Florida beginning this weekend. Freezing temperatures and wind chills in the 20s are possible for a large portion of southern Florida. What Could Happen to your Plants if Temperatures Drop Below ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2022, Agriculture, Chill, Cold, Florida, Freeze, Horticulture, Nursery, Ornamental, Weather, Winter
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What does frost and freeze damage look like?


March 2, 2021

There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it? Frost and freeze can look very ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Cold Damage, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Freeze, Frost, Gardening, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg
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Brrrr! How to Protect Plants from Frost or Freeze


November 30, 2020

Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall. While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain herbaceous, woody ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Advective Freeze, Covering Plants, Freeze, Frost, Protecting Plants, Radiational Freeze, Radiational Frost, Watering Plants Before Freeze

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection


November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

My Florida Farm Weather: On-site decision making support


March 30, 2018

Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection. Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Irrigation, Water, Weather
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Spring Cleaning in the Garden


February 13, 2018

For those of you like me waiting for spring to arrive, get excited because it’s just over a month away! The problem is, of course, that it is still winter which means we are not past the chance of a hard freeze hitting our already hard-hit ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Dormancy, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freeze, Frost, Garden, Landscape, Lawn, Ornamentals, Pre-Emergent, Shrubs, Spring Cleaning

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