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Water Wednesday Recap: Reclaimed Water


December 1, 2021

Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water? Reclaimed water is former domestic ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Mary Lusk, Reclaimed Water, Recycled Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture


November 18, 2021

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Catherine Campbell, Hannah Wooten, Urban Agriculture, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Preview: Reclaimed Water


October 30, 2021

This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water! Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Irrigation, Landscaping, Purple Lines, Reclaimed Water, Terra Freeman, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds


October 29, 2021

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the water cycle. This is ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, AJ Reisinger, FFL, Gabriel Vicari, Runoff, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Waterfront, Yilin Zhuang

Plant Pest Species Spotlight: Portulaca pilosa


September 28, 2021

Portulaca pilosa, or pink purslane, is a native Florida wildflower that is often considered a weed by Florida nursery growers and landscapers. This weed species is a member of the succulent family and forms thick mats covering the ground. This ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Chris Marble, Landscape Weed, Marble, Pink Purslane, Pink Weed, Portulaca Pilosa, Weed Identification, Weed Science

Water Wednesday Preview: Stormwater Ponds


September 24, 2021

We are so excited to unveil the new Water Wednesday: Water Wednesday Ask Extension and Water Wednesday Webinar. Water Wednesday Ask Extension is brand new format. No formal presentation. No registration. We just would like to chat with you ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Flood Control, Runoff, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Water Wednesday, Webinar

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting


September 23, 2021

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water Supply, DIY, Don Rainey, Rain Barrel, Rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting, Runoff, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Poison Ivy in the Home Landscape


August 17, 2021

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a toxic, pesky landscape pest found throughout Florida. Known for leaving painful rashes on everyone it touches, poison ivy can be difficult to manage once established in the landscape. This EDIS publication ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: EDIS, Landscape Weed, Marble, Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy Florida, Publication Update, Weed, Weed Management, Weed Science
indoor plants in office setting

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality


July 23, 2021

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Areca Palm, Arrowhead, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Clean Air, Dracaena, Dwarf Pigmy Date, English Ivy, Featured, Ficus Alii, Fresh Air, Gerber Daisy, Golden Pothos, House Plants, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Plants, Interior Landscape, Interiorscape, Lady Palm, Mums, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Plant Friendly Environment, Rubber Plant, Snake Plant, Zz Plant

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