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Does your Irrigation Make Sense, WaterSense?

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September 12, 2022

Does your irrigation system make sense? Are your sprinklers working for you or against you in your mission to irrigate efficiently? Luckily, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a label to distinguish water-efficient products ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: EPA, Irrigation, Landscape, Save Water, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Pressure, WaterSense

Better with Butterflies: Buckeye

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September 6, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

Blackout Compliant Fertilizers and Amendments


September 1, 2022

The Orange County fertilizer ordinance (and most other counties in Florida) prohibits application of nitrogen and phosphorus because they contribute to degradation of our precious water bodies in Central Florida. In Orange County, 104 of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blackout, Building, County, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Ordinance, Soil, Water

Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

The Silk Floss Tree


August 16, 2022

The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Cool Tree, Ethonobotany, Extension, FFL, Florida, Florida Tree, Flowering, Flowering Tree, Gardening Solutions, Hwooten, Interesting Plant, Landscape, Landscaping, Life Jacket, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Pink Flowers, Pollinator Plant, Rainforest, Right Place, Right Plant Right Place, Right Plnat, Spike, Spikey Trunk, Tree, Trees, Tropical, Tropical Tree, Useful, Useful Plant

Ornamental and Turf Exam Review and CEUs–9/22/22


August 15, 2022

WHAT: Pesticide Applicator Ornamental and Turf Exam Review & CEUs WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am WHERE:UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812 COST: $20 PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cemeteries, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Golf, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Parks, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Review, Review Class

Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–10/5/22


August 15, 2022

The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Florida Friendly, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscapes, LCLM, License, Limited, LLO, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Workshop

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


August 15, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 8/18/22.


August 10, 2022

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applicator, Best Management Practices, Best Prectices, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer License, Florida Friendly, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Plants, Turf, Turfgrass

Plant Sale- August 6th, 2022

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August 5, 2022

Many butterfly and pollinator plants will be available at the 2022 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30am to 12 noon. Consider the possibilities of developing a butterfly garden and attracting ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators

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