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Florida Wildflower Lawns


March 24, 2022

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Ecological, Environment, Fertilizer, Florida, Florida Friendly, Flower, Home Landscape, Lawn, Ocextension, Pollinator, Sustainable, Water, Wildflower

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County


November 2, 2021

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Orlando, Plant, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series


September 16, 2021

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Bees, Biodiversity, Butterfly, Coreopsis, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Phlox, Pollinators, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower, Zinnia

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns


June 11, 2021

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water and fertilizer and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Fertilizer, Florida Native, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Alternative, Ocextension, Orange County, Perennial Peanut, Tsilvasy, Turf, Twinflower, UFIFASExtension, Water Conservation, Wildflower, Wildflower Lawn

Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles


June 24, 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 this week is Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Bees, Butterfly, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Nursery, Pollinators, Spanish Needles, Weed, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Wildflower

Florida Wildflowers: Blazing Star


September 22, 2016

The Florida panhandle has a treasure of native wildflowers to enjoy in every season of the year. In the late summer and fall, blazing star, also commonly known as gayfeather, can be found blooming in natural areas and along roadsides. You ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Blazing Star, Butterfly Gardening, Gayfeather, General Gardening, Liatris, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Perennials, Pollinators, Wildflower, Wildflowers

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