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‘Flip My Florida Yard’ season 2 streaming now


June 27, 2022

Earlier this year, 10 homeowners across 10 Florida counties were chosen to have either their front yard or their back yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise. Now, the hard work of the landscape teams, planners and designers comes ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn
Tags: "Flip My Florida Yard", Chad Crawford, Esen Momol, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Natural Resources, Tina McIntyre, Tom Wichman, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County
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Water Conservation Month approaching: UF/IFAS expert explains why saving water matters


April 1, 2022

FLORIDA – April is Water Conservation Month. A typically dry month in Florida, April is also when consumer water-use is highest in the state.   Science tells us that residents often use more water than needed in home landscapes, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Extension, Urban Horticulture, Water Conservation

Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida


October 15, 2021

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasives
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Downtown Orlando garden receives a Florida-Friendly makeover


July 30, 2021

On Wednesday, the downtown garden at the Orange County Administration building received a makeover. The new installment includes more than 17 species of native plants that will boost pollinator visits to the site and increase biodiversity. “The ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Orlando, Pollinators, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how


June 23, 2021

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, Home Gardening, Irrigation, Lawn, Lawn Care, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, St. Johns County, Sumter County, Turfgrass, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Water Conscious, Water Conservation, Water Use

New Florida-Friendly plant app guides you to the right plants for a sustainable landscape


June 7, 2021

As you’re finishing your spring planting, you can use a new, free UF/IFAS tool to help select the right native and ornamental plants and turf for a resilient, sustainable Florida landscape. The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping ™ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: App, Drought, Esen Momol, FFL Plant Guide, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Plants, Tom Wichman
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Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings


April 23, 2021

One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Home Gardening, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable Gardens

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