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
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
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
Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold.
What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles can be applied to your edible plants too! Watch our webinar recording to learn how to choose low maintenance Florida-Friendly plants for your area. We also teach ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE
As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas -- Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows.
In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ... READ MORE
Situation: Head Start is a national school readiness program created as part of a “war on poverty”. Specifically, it is designed to promote healthy development and assist children from low-income families overcome the disadvantages of poverty ... READ MORE