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When Grass Won’t Grow, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

April 29, 2024

When Grass Won't Grow In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn what to do in your yard when grass won't grow. A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard Your Central Florida Yard, a podcast from UF/IFAS Extension Polk ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Grass, Jschelb, Lawns, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Turgrass Alternative, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Fertilizer Fundamentals: How to Choose the Right One

March 14, 2024

Fertilizer, What Is It? Ah, the memories of those science classes! Remember sitting there, soaking up knowledge about photosynthesis? It was like learning the ultimate life hack of the plant world – turning sunlight into food. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Community Gardens, Environmentally Friendly, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit And Vegetable, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawns, Nutrients, Plant Selection, Produce, Right Place, Right Plant, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

UF study: About half of Florida residents are not aware of local water restrictions

February 28, 2024

Half of Florida residents don’t know about their local water restrictions, but those who are aware can be persuaded to abide by them, new University of Florida research shows. Water restrictions can be set by cities, counties and the state’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Intention, Irrigation, Knowledge, Laura Warner, Lawns, Restrictions, Water, Yards

Bugs and Kisses: Spreading Love for Beneficials in the Landscape

February 6, 2024

'Tis the season of love, and amidst the heart hoopla, I am spreading my enduring affection for one of my favorite group of organisms: Bugs! But, before you cringe at the thought of all bugs as being pests, ravaging  your roses or zesting your ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Agriculture, Beneficials, Biocontrol, Brevard County, Bugs, Horticulture, Insects, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, Lawns, Love, Natural Enemies, Ornaental Plants, Pest Management, Pests, Turf, Turfgrass, Valentine’s
Foreground flowering plants in landscape bed with green lawn in background

June Gardening May Include Visit to Plant Clinic

June 13, 2023

June offers hotter temperatures, humidity and possible thunderstorm activity. In addition, school is out and many people take time to go on vacation. This leaves less time for landscape and garden chores. But there are things to do in the June ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: June Gardening, Landscapes, Lawns, Plant Clinic, Vegetable Gardening

The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

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