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A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents

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November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton

Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds


June 10, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. Weed control is one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apopka, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, MREC, Mulch, UF, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare
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Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

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June 4, 2020

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we have a few unique problems and predators that ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Dill, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Herbs, Home Landscapes, Insectary Plants, IPM, Ocextension, Pests, Pollinators, Sunflower, Tsilvasy, Vegetables

EDIS Update: Marketing Florida-Friendly Landscapes to Florida Homeowners


August 20, 2019

Florida-Friendly Landscapes (FFL) is a program unique to the state that provides information to homeowners about installing sustainable landscapes that require less water, attracts wildlife and are better for the environment. Many residents ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Edis, FFL, Florida Friendly, Home Landscapes, Marketing

Aphids are the vampires of the plant world


August 13, 2019

July 18, 2019 Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristic have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In recent years zombies ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Aphids, Bugs, Garden, General Information, Home Landscapes, Insects, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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