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Tips and Techniques for Watering Your Florida Lawn


June 20, 2022

When it comes to watering our lawns, many homeowners just set out the sprinkler system, turn it on and let it run for a while, assuming our lawns are getting enough water. The reality is many may be underwatering or overwatering their grass. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Watering, Residential Irrigation, Water, Yard
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Save water and money with a free irrigation evaluation


January 28, 2022

Home Irrigation is the #1 Water Waster in Florida Many homeowners are not aware of how much water they may be using on irrigation. System inefficiencies can cause plant stress and money to go down the drain. A free irrigation evaluation by ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Evaluation, Irrigation, Overwatering, Pgm_Water, Rotors, Sprayheads, Sprinklers, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Yard

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer


June 30, 2021

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Edible Landscape, Florida, Food, Food Forest, Food Waste, Fresh From Florida, Fresh Produce, Fruits, Hwooten, Local Food, Ocextension, Summer, Summer Harvest, Urban Farm, Yard, Yard Farm

Family Gardening During Pandemic Rises

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June 28, 2021

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden. As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott's Miracle Grow, over half of the US population (55%) ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family
Tags: Family, Gardening, Lawn, Vegetables, Yard, Youth
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Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!


January 20, 2021

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, DIY, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Water, Yard

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Practices

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September 29, 2017

  If you live in Florida, you know that the weather is hot and dry most of the time. How can you keep your yard beautiful all of the time and be economically friendly, even through the dry seasons? Florida-Friendly landscaping is the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida, Florida Friendly, Home Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Yard
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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Reduce stormwater runoff


August 30, 2017

Florida is an amazing state, in many ways. Chief among these is the variety of water resources available to us. We can boast of nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline, more than 650 miles of coastal beaches, some 7,800 freshwater lakes, 700-assorted ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, Runoff, Stormwater, Water, Yard

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