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We need to hear from YOU!


October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!


September 3, 2021

      Yes, it's been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest... BUT... when the fall "dry season" arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it's needed, when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Dry Season, Efficient Irrigation, Fall, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

Water Wednesday – Precision Agriculture and Smart Irrigation


February 9, 2021

Water Wednesdays on February will be focusing on precision agriculture. Precision agriculture broadly refers to technology used to make the practice of agriculture more precise. This week we will be talking about the overlap of precision ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central District, Central Florida Water Initiative, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Sandra Guzmán, Smart Irrigation, Water, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
Monarda punctata flowers

Let’s See Your Landscape!


August 5, 2020

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildlife
Vibrant flowers

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program – 2020!


May 26, 2020

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Aesthetics, Curb Appeal, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Reslilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise

EDIS Update: Who Is Interested in Purchasing Smart Irrigation Systems?


October 10, 2019

Water conservation continues to be a goal for the horticulture industry as scarcity concerns increase. Technology is looked at as a possible solution to increase residential irrigation efficiency.   The new 'smart' irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Horticulture, Irrigation, Marketing, Smart Irrigation, Water
Vibrant flowers

Is Your Landscape Water-Wise?


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
Sprinklers watering grass, misting due to high pressure

Less water, better landscape


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

Sprinkler Checkup – Part 2 – Rain Sensors!


October 23, 2018

In a recent blog post, we covered the basics of doing a sprinkler “wet-check.” (If you missed that post, or want a quick review, click here.) In today's post, we’re focusing entirely on rain sensors, and how/why they sometimes fail ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technoligy, Soil Moisture Sensor, Water Conservation

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