The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE
Public Service Announcement:
YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!"
Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin...
...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE
Q: Is there really a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ law that allows homeowners to remove their turfgrass and install Florida-Friendly Landscaping without HOA permission?
A: Not exactly... It’s a little more complicated.
Back ... READ MORE
Could you have the next winner?
The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. This annual contest is open to residents, ... READ MORE
If you're reading this, you may have noticed a disturbance in the Florida-Friendly force... Yes, one of the original websites for Florida-Friendly Landscaping has disappeared from the interwebs.
Meanwhile, if you've visited some of ... READ MORE
For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE
Are you getting ready to plant new shrubs in your landscape? Before you buy another plant or dig another hole, watch this quick step-by-step video tutorial. I've included tips about plant selection, hole sizing, mulching & more. Get ready ... READ MORE
We want to see your landscape!
At UF/IFAS Extension, we spend a lot of time looking at landscapes in distress. Pests, disease diagnosis, water issues, mucky ponds, invasive plants, etc.
Don't get me wrong... it's our specialty, and we ... READ MORE
Attention gardeners! Landscape designers! Green-industry pros!
The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. The annual contest is ... READ MORE
The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help:
Improve water quality
Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!
*(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE