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Meet Orange County’s New Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent!


August 5, 2022

Introduction Hello everyone! My name is Clarissa Chairez, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Orange County! I started this position in June and wanted to take a moment to introduce ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Master Gardener, New Agent, Ocextension, Orange County, Residential Horticulture, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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, Ocextension, Turf, Turfgrass

4-H Positive Youth Development: A Proven Formula for Youth Success


July 8, 2022

Looking for an opportunity for your children to get involved in activities where they can have fun while learning, making friends, and developing valuable life skills? How about one where all kids from kindergarten through high school are welcome? ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Life Skills, Ocextension, Orange County, Youth

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


July 2, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics Why Attract Pollinators? Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Native, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Ocextension, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30


June 30, 2022

No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friendly, FYN, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaping, Nitrogen, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Pollution, Turf, Turf Fertilizer, Water

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm
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Everything Gets Hotter In The City


June 24, 2022

It’s a cool, calm, collected drive through the rural backroads of Orange County. A place where fresh air and greenery is in abundance, and you can't help but roll the windows down, turn up the radio, and take a deep breath. But as the country ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: Fresh Air, Greenspace, Ocextension, Ornamental Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Urban Heat Island Effect

Exploration Gardens – A UF/IFAS Extension Botanical Garden


June 9, 2022

Do you want to get inspiration to design flower beds or gardens in your yard, are looking for a free excursion for your family, or just wanting to enjoy nature? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension campus in Orange County has a beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Botanical, Demonstration Garden, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Tour, Ocextension, Orange County, Orlando, Self Guided Tour, Tour

Orange County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Rebates and Incentives


May 18, 2022

Interested in adding some Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices to your yard?  Depending on the municipality you live in there are various incentive programs to help you reduce your water use in the landscape. If you are an Orange County ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Incentive, Incentives, Ocextension, Orange County, Orlando, Rebate, Utilities, Water Savings, Winter Park

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