Ponds can be a serene and beautiful addition to any landscape, providing a habitat for wildlife and a peaceful spot for relaxation. However, like any other part of your property, ponds can encounter their fair share of problems. Three of the ... READ MORE
Water touches every aspect of our lives, and is at the heart of many questions we receive at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. This "Water Talk" blog series will answer some of the most commonly asked water-related questions.
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Your new go-to site for stormwater pond resources has been created by staff at the UF/IFAS Extension service for residents, professionals and anyone else that is looking to learn more! This website serves as a research tool and resource center ... READ MORE
Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE
In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE
Protecting the waterfront is Principle #9 in Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Waterfront areas can include lakefronts, ponds, ditches, other water bodies and environmentally sensitive areas. So, what makes a nice aquatic landscape?• Full of ... READ MORE
August is that time of year when our beautiful blue ponds tend to turn green. Maintaining a healthy, weed and algae free pond or lake can be difficult in Florida when temperatures increase and we have plenty of sunshine. Although ... READ MORE
Bryozoans occur in both saltwater and freshwater systems. The UF Museum of Natural History refers to them as "moss animals" (Museum 2018). Its easy to see how they could be confused with tadpole eggs.
Bryozoans are filter feeders. ... READ MORE
In Florida's freshwaters, algae are what make the water green. Green water is not necessarily undesirable, and neither are algae. In fact, algae are essential to the ecosystem and to life. A primary component of the food web, algae provide food ... READ MORE