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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

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?


August 6, 2020

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Drinking Water, Extension, Flooded Well, Hurricane Recovery, Private Well, Water Safety, Water Testing, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

Weed of the week : Artillery weed


August 5, 2020

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 the week is Artillery weed (Pilea microphylla). Artillery ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Greenhouse, Horticulture, MREC, Nursery, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

Water Wednesday Recap – How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 4, 2020

A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, and Krista Stump, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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


July 30, 2020

Weed management programs benefit landscape managers for public and private lands but also homeowners. This EDIS document outlines alternatives to glyphosate and herbicides in Florida, preemergence and postemergence weed control and chemical ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alternatives, Florida, Glyphosate, Herbicides, Planting Beds, Plants, Weeds

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