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Category: Home Landscapes

Water Wednesday – Different Types of Rain Sensors

Did you know by Florida Statute requires “Any person who operates an automatic landscape irrigation system shall properly install, maintain, and operate technology that inhibits or interrupts operation of the system during periods of sufficient moisture.” (Florida Statute 373.62)…. Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other agencies, has maintained its findings… Read More

Now Online: Water Wednesday Landing Page

Water Wednesday, a series of videos aimed at sharing information from UF/IFAS experts with Central Floridians on a variety of water conservation practices, has a new website. The new Water Wednesday site, which highlight’s the weekly Facebook Live… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida Automated Weather Network

Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of FAWN, Rick… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Irrigation and Calibration

Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in… Read More

Wild Weeds: Friends or Foes?

butterfly on orange flower

When it comes to gardening mishaps, sometimes letting weeds run wild can be a good thing. Have you ever noticed tiny white flowers lining roadways, or more commonly, your landscape bed? What about flowers in fields, forests, or… Read More

Weed of the Week: Skunkvine

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Skunkvine (Paederia foetida). Skunkvine is a natural… Read More

Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, there are… Read More

Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. Weed control is one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects of landscape maintenance…. Read More