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Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

The Grass Class Resource Pass


August 24, 2021

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Management, Fertilize, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Grass, Grass Types, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, Mow, Mowing, Pest Management, Pests, Resources, Turf, Turfgrass, Watering, Weed Management, Weeds

Much Ado About Weeds

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June 24, 2021

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds. What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very long dry spell. During that time I decided to do an experiment ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Weed BMPs, Weed Management, Weeds

Weed of the Week: Galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata)


February 18, 2021

  This week's weed of the week and featured EDIS publication is about galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata). Galinsoga is a common weed in agricultural fields, container-grown ornamentals, landscape planting beds, lawns, gardens, and ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Chris Marble, Galinsoga, Galinsoga Quadriradiata, Horticulture, Nathan Boyd, Shawn Steed, Thomas Smith, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weeds

My Two Cents About Dollarweed


January 19, 2021

How to recognize it: Dollarweed is a moisture-loving plant that can be hard to manage in lawns and landscape beds. Also know as pennywort, Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.), is a warm-season perennial weed. It is named because of its silver-dollar-shaped ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #northfloridagardening, Gardening, Lawn Weeds, Native Plants, Pollinators And Beneficial Insects, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, Weed Management

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium


October 14, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Greenhouse, Herbicides, Horticulture, Khamare, Landscape, Marble, MREC, Nursery, Plants, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Weeds

Weed of the week : Hairy Bittercress


September 16, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of the week is Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). Hairy ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Greenhouse Weed Management, Horticulture, Marble, MREC, Ornamental Weed Management, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare

Weed of the week: Praxelis


September 2, 2020

  Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of the week is Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea). ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Herbicides, Horticulture, MREC, Noxious Weed, Pest Management, Plants, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Of The Week, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weed Wednesday, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

Weed of the week : Artillery weed


August 5, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of the week is Artillery weed (Pilea microphylla). Artillery ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Greenhouse, Horticulture, MREC, Nursery, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

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