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Composting, Good for the Landscape and Environment


October 27, 2017

When you think of compost you may picture some ready to purchase bagged product that is used as a soil amendment for new plantings. You may not realize that yard waste and vegetable scraps from your kitchen can easily be composted for use ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Compost, Herbs, Lawns, Organic, Planting, Vegetables

Planting for Pollinators Part II: Types of Plants


October 2, 2017

In Part 1 of the Planting for Pollinators post, we discussed the importance and decline of pollinators. Now, step out into your yard for a bit. If the only plants you can identify are “green ones,” no worries. The local County Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Caterpillars, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Honeybees, Host, Landscaping, Larval, Nectar, Neonicotinoids, Planting, Pollinators

Planting for Pollinators Part I: The Dilemma


October 2, 2017

If I were to ask you to list some pollinators that visit your gardens, butterflies and honey bees may come to your mind. But take a closer look! Do you see a shiny little green sweat bee flying from flower to flower? Or possibly a hummingbird, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Endangered, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Hummingbird, Landscaping, Moth, Planting, Pollinators, Wasp

Planting for Pollinators Part II: Types of Plants


October 2, 2017

In Part 1 of the Planting for Pollinators post, we discussed the importance and decline of pollinators. Now, step out into your yard for a bit. If the only plants you can identify are “green ones,” no worries. The Marion County Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Caterpillars, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Honeybees, Host, Landscaping, Larval, Nectar, Neonicotinoids, Planting, Pollinators

Planting for Pollinators Part I: The Dilemma


October 2, 2017

If I were to ask you to list some pollinators that visit your gardens, butterflies and honey bees may come to your mind. But take a closer look! Do you see a shiny little green sweat bee flying from flower to flower? Or possibly a hummingbird, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Endangered, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Hummingbird, Landscaping, Moth, Planting, Pollinators, Wasp

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