Why does soil pH matter?
The foundation of every successful garden starts with quality soil. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, or any other plant matter, you must be aware of your soil pH and understand that it can ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond!
Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application.
That means ... READ MORE
There are plenty of environmental and economic benefits of composting.
It is gaining ground among consumers and industries because it helps keep food and yard debris from landfills thereby cutting methane gas emissions. Compost may also ... READ MORE
Lawns can be an integral part of our landscape, but they also take a lot of time and energy to maintain to a degree of acceptability. Some of us want a turf that is drought tolerant, requires less labor and has low fertilizer requirements. ... READ MORE
Got a yard full of grass? Got an irrigation system you haven't checked in a while? Well, you may be creating the perfect environment for a notorious yard pest. The chinch bug is a small pest that feeds on stressed lawns (specifically during ... READ MORE
Did you know that UF/IFAS Extension Orange County has a group of trained volunteers to help you with your plant needs? If your plants are in need contact our Residential Plant Clinic!
What exactly is a Plant Clinic? Think of it as a one-stop-shop ... READ MORE
Fertilizer can help plants grow but can also have adverse effects on the environment. Be sure to apply best management practices when fertilizing to optimize your plant health without harming our water bodies. Watch the recording of our How ... READ MORE
A lawn by any other name...
The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States. Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping. Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences this May! Below is our current class list for the month.
Mother's Day Charcuterie Board Basics
May 3 | 6 pm – 8 pm
Mom’s and kids of all ages, celebrate ... READ MORE
A soil test can help you:
Save time and money on lawn and garden maintenance
Reduce nutrients leaching into groundwater
Choose plants that are right for your landscape
Comply with local fertilizer ordinances
UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE