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Zone Changes: What You Need to Know


November 15, 2023

Change is the only inevitability. We see it echoed in the metamorphosis of insects, the too-quick growth of our children, the gray in our hair. From one moment to the next, the cells that comprise our bodies are shifting, changing, dying, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Climate, Florida Friendly Landscape, Hardiness, Hardiness Zone, Map, USDA Map, Zones

The Nose Knows: Aromatic Gardens in Florida


October 27, 2023

Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night [A Midsummer Night’s ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Aromatic Garden, Aromatic Plants For Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Gardening, Herbs, Landscapes In Southwest Florida

Spring is Here, and So are the Bugs.


March 30, 2023

How riotous the morning, draped in silver and pomegranate, new shoots gasping forth from soil tended carefully. Buds on branches swell and burst with leaves fresh and trembling in their newness. A haze of moisture in the morning air left staggering ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Biocontrol, Featured Hot Topic, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Gardens, Insects, Ladybugs

Weeping Bottlebrush Poses Invasiveness Risk in Florida


February 15, 2023

Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe? Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bottlebrush, Environment, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Landscape, Trees

Resources for Hiring a Landscape and Pond Professional


December 6, 2022

It is no secret that it can be difficult hiring a landscape and/or pond professional that meets all of your community's needs. Luckily, there is a website full of presentations and resources for hiring a landscape and pond professional. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Maintenance, Florida Friendly, Landscape, Landscape Maintenance, Pond Maintenance, Ponds, Stormwater Pond

Online Resource for Water Conservation


December 6, 2022

Splash into new online irrigation and landscape resources with the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension's Mobile Irrigation Lab site! This site is intended to serve as a resource hub for landscape, irrigation and water conservation information. ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Microirrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rebate Program, Water Conservation

A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents


November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Welcome, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton
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Palm Seedling Invasion – How to Manage this Pesky Problem


September 13, 2022

The Palm Tree: A Florida Icon Palm trees can be found in every corner of the Sunshine State, as they are a great landscape plant, are easy to maintain, and are hardy when planted in the right environment. There are over 30 types of palms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: IPM, Palm Trees

Does your Irrigation Make Sense, WaterSense?


September 12, 2022

Does your irrigation system make sense? Are your sprinklers working for you or against you in your mission to irrigate efficiently? Luckily, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a label to distinguish water-efficient products ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: EPA, Irrigation, Landscape, Save Water, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Pressure, Watersense

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