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Mulching Tropical Fruit Trees

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May 12, 2022

A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching. Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farms, Fruit Trees, Mulch, Mulching, Planting, Trees, Tropical Fruit, UF IFAS Extension

Mulch Options for the Home Landscape

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March 29, 2022

Mulch can add the finishing touch to your landscape. With so many options out there, how can you pick what works best for you? Are some mulch options better than others? There are two broad categories of mulch: organic and inorganic. Organic ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Colored Mulch, Cypress Mulch, Dyed Mulch, Inorganic Mulch, Melaleuca Mulch, Mulch, Organic Mulch, Pine Park Mulch, Pine Straw Mulch, Rubber Mulch, Utility Mulch
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Fallen Oak Leaves Make a Great Mulch

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March 6, 2021

It is a great time of year to refresh your landscape beds with mulch. A good source for (free) mulch is fallen oak leaves, which are in abundance this time of year. Oak leaves are a lovely shade of brown, are a great compliment to other mulches, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Compost, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Free Mulch, Gardening, Landscaping, Mulch, Oak Leaves, Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides

January 25, 2021

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management should be aimed ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Chemical, Green Industry, Herbicides, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscapes, Landscaping, Mechanical, Mulch, Ocextension, Pesticides, Preemergence, Preemergent, Weed Control, Weeds

Water Wednesdays Recap – Mulching

January 19, 2021

What is mulch? Mulch is a product used to cover the soil. It is often composed of tree bark, needles, wood, leaves, or grass. Sometimes mulch is made from inorganic materials such as recycled tires, gravel or pebbles. Spreading mulch over planting ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Water
Tags: Brooke Moffis, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Mulch, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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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