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Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 9, 2022

A rain barrel is an easy way to save water from a rainfall event to water your garden later.  You may choose to buy one ready made, or you can make it yourself. Finding a Barrel The first step of making a rain barrel is finding the barrel.  ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Rain Barrels, Water Conservation
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Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

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July 2, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Irrigation, Landscape Hurricane Prep, Plant Disease, Polkgardening, Rain Barrels, Rainy Season, Water Efficiently, Weeds

Art in The Garden


September 7, 2019

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Come and learn about the importance of having a Florida-Friendly butterfly garden in your backyard. Learn the vital role our local pollinators ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beehouses, Butterflies, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Rain Barrels, Water Conservation
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Is Your Landscape Water-Wise?

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May 10, 2019

Is your landscape water-wise? The Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is seeking to recognize landscapes from across the tri-county Tampa Bay* region that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. *(includes Pasco, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Rain Barrels, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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Less water, better landscape

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December 11, 2018

Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Check out these simple tricks to help save water, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Rain Barrels, Rainfall, Shade, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Soil Moisture Sensor, SWAT, Turf, Water, Water Conservation

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