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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices,… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application,… Read More

Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed

Florida-Friendly Landscape maintained by licensed landscape professionals. Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter… Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

irrigation running during flooding caused by recent rains

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one… Read More

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but… Read More

Using Zoom in our New Digital World

Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More