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Buyer Beware: “Pollinator-Friendly” Doesn’t Always Mean “Pollinator-Safe”

March 19, 2024

Pollinator gardening is becoming more popular across Florida and the United States, and for good reason! Recent studies have indicated that small microhabitats incorporated within home landscapes have extensive benefits for pollinators and can ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pollinators

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners

April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation

Fungi in Your Landscape

January 16, 2020

Fungi of all sorts are common in Florida’s warm wet climate. We notice them most when they decide to cause problems such as black spot on roses, brown spots in our lawn, spots on leaves or grass blades, sooty mold on many of our citrus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Anthracnose, Bahiagrass, Black Mold, Brown Spot, Fungicide, Fungus, Grass, Hunter, Landscape, Lawn, Root Rot, St. Augustine, Turfgrass
Lethal Bronzing in Marion County

Lethal Bronzing Confirmed in Marion County

August 20, 2019

Lethal bronzing, a fatal palm tree disease, has been confirmed in Marion County. This disease was first discovered in Florida in 2006. Up until last year it was confirmed in the majority of south Florida and north into Alachua, Duval, St. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacteria, LBD, Nursery Growers, Palms, Phytoplasma, Texas Phoenix Palm Decline, Yellowing
Fungal lawn diseases

Tis the Season for Fungal Lawn Diseases

May 31, 2019

It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Brown Patch, Fungicide, Grass, Large Patch, Lawns, Nematodes, Pythium Root Rot, Root Rot

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