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2018 Water School in Manatee County: Registration now Open!

July 12, 2018

Manatee County Water School & Bus/Boat Tour Now Open for Registration! Come “cool down” with us this summer at Water School. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Manatee County’s most precious resource, Water School is for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Fisheries, Florida Friendly Landscape, Manatee County, Water Conservation
Spanish Moss hanging from oak tree

Spanish Moss, Ball Moss, and Lichens are Harmless Air Plants

July 12, 2018

Epiphytes are “air” plants, including moss, that survive on moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere. Several epiphytic plants, like Spanish moss, ball moss, and lichen, are common to the Florida landscape and the southeast United States. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Air Plant, Invasive Moss, Prohort, Spanish Moss
applicator fertilizing turf

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)

June 4, 2018

June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season. No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida Friendly Landscape, Nitrogen, Ordinance, Prohort
pruning limb

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape?

May 7, 2018

Are You Spreading Problems in the Landscape? Factsheet (PDF) Pruning equipment can spread disease in the landscape if not properly cleaned and disinfected. By disinfecting gardening tools on a regular basis, you can help prevent the spread ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Cleaning Tools, Disinfectant, Prevent Disease, Prohort, Pruning

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