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Edible Landscaping in Central Florida

June 6, 2024

View the recording of the Edible Landscaping for Central Florida webinar on YouTube.  The concept of edible landscaping primarily applies to growing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees in a way where it fits in with your home landscape. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Compost, Edible Landscaping, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Food, Fruit, Herbs, Irrigation, Soil, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Water Conservation During Drought

May 27, 2024

When it's hot and dry out it is important to think of water conservation. In Florida, more than 50% of our potable water is used for lawns and landscapes in residential housing. The goal is to keep our plants alive, while conserving water. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Desalinization, Drinking Water, Drought, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Hillsborough, Landscape, Lawn, Population, Potable Water, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Water Conservation
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Exploring Alternatives to Turfgrass for Your Landscape

March 21, 2024

  Are you considering replacing your traditional turfgrass for reasons beyond just foot traffic, such as water conservation, low maintenance, or simply seeking a more environmentally friendly option? If so, you're not alone! In this article, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Discovery Garden, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Groundcovers, Hillsborough County, Uf/ifas Extension

Winter Pruning Maintenance: Tips for a Healthy Landscape

February 8, 2024

The Importance of Winter Pruning: Welcome to the end months of winter, where the chill in the air signals not only a change in the weather but also a crucial time for winter maintenance in your landscape. One of the key practices for ensuring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aborist, BMPs, Crapemurder, Crapemyrtle, FFL, IFAS, ISA, Landscaping, Pruning, Winter

The end is coming…for you to submit your landscape in the Tampa Bay Water Wise Awards Contest.

June 16, 2023

Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas County residents: Do you wish you could win this award and proudly display the 2023 handmade mosaic steppingstone in your yard? If yes, read on! Complete the entry form by June 30, 2023. This will take about ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Landscape Evaluation, Water Conservation, Water Wise Award

Tips for Florida Homeowners on Fertilizing Plants

May 17, 2023

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

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Grass, Hillsborough County, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteer, Shrub, Tampa, Tree, Tsilvasy, Turf, Vegetables, Video, Youtube

Fertilizer Ordinances: Are They Going Away?

May 5, 2023

The first week of May 2023 legislative bills called “Land and Water Management” were sponsored in Florida (SB 1240 and HB 1197). The bills, if passed “prohibit counties & municipalities from adopting laws, regulations, rules, or policies ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, Water
Tags: Algae Blooms, Black Out, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinances, Fertilizer Restrictions, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Water Quality

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