Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply.
This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE
Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Take central Florida where Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is for example, on average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando. In addition to the sunshine, I would also like to call Florida ... READ MORE
Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE
Caring for your lawn can be a lot of work, and a properly maintained lawn is not only beautiful but functional. It will filter runoff, reduce erosion, and can reduce heat and glare. A healthy lawn is functional and if you follow the best ... READ MORE
This article was written by Beth Robertson, Water Conservation Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
March 22nd is World Water Day, a day to remember the importance of water in our lives, its responsible use, and the work still to ... READ MORE
Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply.
To ... READ MORE
Ever heard of a rain gauge? No? Maybe you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure. Well, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn what a rain gauge is, how it works, and how easy it is to use one in your home landscape.
What ... READ MORE
Today is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is “making the invisible visible.” There is no better theme for Florida, where the Floridan Aquifer supplies most of our drinking water and our beautiful springs. While underground and rarely ... READ MORE
The average American family uses 320 gallons of water daily, about 30 percent of which is devoted to outdoor uses. University of Florida researchers are trying to lower both numbers.
But Laura Warner and John Diaz, faculty members in the ... READ MORE