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Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season


November 15, 2021

It is officially Fall. We have been given an extra hour of sleep. And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth. We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for the "Entertainment Season." Careful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Water
Tags: Cold Protection, Fertilize Appropriately, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Holiday Plantings, Orchids & Cold, Plant Protection Recommendations, Tropical Plants, Water Wisely, Watering For Cold Protection
trailing flowering vine on the beach

5 Salt Tolerant Native Plants for Coastal Florida


October 26, 2021

By Leslie N. Munroe with Yvonne Florian Land erosion is an issue all over the state of Florida because of our sandy soils and abundant rain. The Indian River County Extension office receives numerous inquiries from our coastal residents ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Beach Sunflowers, Cecropia Moth Host, Coastal Garden, Coastal Plants, Dune Plants, Dune Stability, Establishment Of Native Plants, Landscaping By The Sea, Low Maintenance Florida Landscaping, Native Coastal Plants, Native Plants, Pollinator Garden, Pollinator Plants, Railroad Vine, Salt Tolerance, Salt Tolerant Plants, Sea Grapes, Sea Oats, Spider Lily
crimson clover and Celosia

Summer Vegetable Gardening: Cover Crops and Garden Planning


June 7, 2021

Written By Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian. Gardening once again became America's pastime this past year due to "stay at home" and "social distancing" mandates. Many people took up vegetable gardening to pass the time in a healthful, nurturing ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Ask IFAS, Cover Cropping, Florida Vegetable Gardening, Garden Planning, Gifford Community & Student Garden, GYAC, Improving Poor Soil, Indian River County Master Gardener Plant Help Desk, IRC Extension, Living Mulch, Nematode Management, Nematodes, Solarization, Solarize, Summer Gardening
Concrete swimming pool

Hurricane Prep for your Pool


October 20, 2020

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips, do's and don'ts when it comes to pool preparation prior to and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools
Grass on the banks of Lake Mize at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest.

What is Ailing My St. Augustine Grass?


August 24, 2020

What's Wrong with my St. Augustine Grass? The Yellow Yard- About the time September rolls around, while the rainy season seems like it just will not end, some lawns may exhibit some yellowing. Grass seems healthy except for the tips turning ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brown Patch, Lawn Circles, Lawn Health, Lawn Mower Height, Lawn Watering, Mower Scalping, Proper Fertilization, Proper Lawn Irrigation, Proper Lawn Mowing, Right Cut For St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustinegrass Issues, Take-all Root Rot, Yellowing Grass
night sky torn by lightening

Hurricane Season June First thru November 30th


May 18, 2020

Preparation By Yvonne Florian and Christine Kelly-Begazo Hurricane season will be upon us June first. As if we didn't already have enough to keep our pantry challenged, add to it the task of stocking up for storm season. But this can be ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Batten-down, Charging Technology, Disaster Go Box, Disaster Praparation, Emergency Pantry, Food, Food Safety, Fueling, Hurricane Preparation, Landscaping, Storm
a bee visiting a flower

Helping Pollinators Spring Into Action


May 6, 2020

If you are anything like me, you might already have a few plants that provide for pollinators. Last year, when I started to renovate my landscape, I knew I wanted to plant various spaces to welcome pollinators and help them find food sources ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Puddling, FFL, Firefush, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Gaillardia, Landscape Renovation, Milkweed, Monarchs, Native Plants, Plumbago, Pollinators, Zinnias

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