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Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners

April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this webinar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

March 23, 2021

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of the ... READ MORE

Tags: Borden, Dale, Entomology, Juanita Popnoe, Kelly Laplante, Ket Pests, Key Plant, Key Plant Key Pests, Laplante, Matthew Borden, Pearson, Platanus Spp, Popenoe, Sycamore, Sycamore Pests, Warwick

Water Wednesday Preview: The Power of Your Pond

March 22, 2021

Stormwater ponds are designed to collect and manage runoff from rainwater. When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other hard surfaces, the rainfall that doesn’t soak into the ground (known as stormwater runoff) ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central Florida Water Initiative, MREC, Retention Pond, Stormwater, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Just Published: FE1090, Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians’ Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements

March 19, 2021

With more than 300,000 new residents expected annually, Florida has a booming population and, as a result, housing industry. With so many new Floridians entering the state, it begs the question, what do Floridians think of their lawns and landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Rihn, Consumer Behavior And Insights, FE1090, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Floridian Homeowner, Hayk Khachatryan, Landscape, Landscape Maintenance Perceptions, Michael Dukes, Perceptions, Sustainable Urban Landscape Management, Urban Landscape Management

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

March 16, 2021

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida's landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Caroline Warwick, Dave Norman, EDIS, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Juanita Popenoe, Key Pests, Key Plant, Lilyturf, Liriope, Liriope Muscari, MREC, Research Update

Just Published – Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination

March 11, 2021

Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination JUST PUBLISHED: Looking for information on how to treat bacterial contamination in your private well with shock chlorination? Check out our newest UF/IFAS Extension Publication, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Bacterial Contamination, Chlorine Shock, Contamination, Florida Water, Hurricane Well Prep, Shock Wells, Water, Water Central Florida, Water Wednesday, Well, Yilin Zhuang

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