As we prepare our yards for a fresh start in 2023, perhaps one of our New Year’s resolutions can be to be to make some changes in how we maintain our landscape. By doing so perhaps we can save some money and have a healthier landscape ... READ MORE
WHAT: Tour a hops yard. Find out how artificial intelligence helps farmers. Discover how UF/IFAS will help growers use fewer nutrients. Find out how plant breeding can help growers avoid diseases – all at this year’s Florida Ag Expo. The ... READ MORE
Turfgrasses such as St. Augustine grass, zoysia, and bahia are by far the most commonly planted groundcovers in the state of Florida for residential lawns and common areas. But there are so many more exciting, flowering groundcovers that can ... READ MORE
The definition of a weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted. Weeds in a pasture can limit productivity, reduce forage growth, and cause livestock harm. Weeds and forage grasses are constantly competing for resource and can be costly for ... READ MORE
Summer vegetable garden weeds can be a problem for gardeners. It's too hot to check weed growth every afternoon. And we really only have a few vegetable plants which will survive the heat of a Florida summer. Deciding to let the garden ... READ MORE
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
If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you.
First, ... READ MORE
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
While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping their way to the tops of your shrubs and ... READ MORE