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No Mow Lawns in Florida


July 26, 2022

Are you tired of mowing your yard, applying fertilizers and fighting turfgrass pests and diseases? Many central Florida residents are seeking more sustainable, low maintenance yards. Lawns planted with turfgrass can be a lot of maintenance, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Now Mow, Turf, Turfgrass

How to Grow a Forest – My 25 Year Experiment

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April 21, 2022

Why make a forest? I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college.  Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers.  South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Blogger Award Winner, Bird Habitat, Climate Change Solutions, Earth Day, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Low Maintenance, Making A Forest, Most Impactful, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant More Trees, Planting A Forest, Recipe For A Forest, Urban Forest

Drought Tolerant Superstars!


April 1, 2020

By Sara Weber Is it ever going to rain again? It’s been weeks, feels like months, since we’ve had a good, steady rain. As I was hand-watering some of my more finicky garden lovelies, I glanced around my yard to take note of what I haven’t ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Beach Sunflower, Blanket Flower, Drought Tolerant, Gaillardia Pulchella, Helianthus Debrilis, Low Maintenance, Mimosa Strigillosa, Powderpuff Mimosa

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea

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July 25, 2018

When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it's hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. With ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Florida, Florida Friendly, Hydrangea, Low Maintenance, Native, Oakleaf, Shade, White Flower

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