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Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

August 11, 2020

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk about ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Water, Plants, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
trellis vines

Trellised Vines

March 29, 2018

During a cold, overcast day last winter, with a great deal of incentive to remain indoors, I knelt at the bookshelf and picked out a book on garden structures. The book’s colorful pictures of well-kept gazebos, trellises, pergolas and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Arbor, Creeping Fig, Cross Vine, Dutchman's Pipe, Fences, Gardening, Gazebo, Honeysuckle, Passion Vine, Pergola, Plants, Trellis, Vertical Gardening

Spring Pest Problems

March 1, 2018

Now that winter’s end is in sight, we can look forward to the consistently warmer weather and the explosion of emerging plant life that comes with it. While this wondrous spring event is happening it also coincides with insect pest problems. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Commercial, Crops, Damage, Farm, Farmer, Garden, Gardener, Insecticides, Insects, Pest Control, Pests, Planting, Plants, Produce, Spring

How to Water Your Lawn and Save Water for the Fishes

February 20, 2018

Did you know that about 60% of home water usage is used to water landscapes? That is, 60% of our fresh drinking water is used to grow one of the world’s largest inedible crops! So how can you water your lawn and landscape and not waste ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Landscape, Lawn, Micro-irrigation, Microirrigation, Plants, Sprinklers, Waste

Water Conservation in Your Landscape

January 26, 2018

Water is one of our most valued resources in Florida and across the world. Both water quality and quantity are affected by landscape irrigation, fertilization, and pest management practices. Despite having seemingly extensive water resources ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fresh Water, Hunter, Irrigation, Landscape Drought, Lawn, Maxine, Plants, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

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