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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

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says


April 22, 2021

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a “billboard” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Entomology And Nematology, Jaret Daniels, News, Pollinators

Conserve water and help the planet with free webinars from UF/IFAS Extension


April 15, 2021

Celebrate Water Conservation Month with free UF/IFAS Extension webinars that will help reduce water consumption, save money and help the planet. “Conserving water is the most important action that we can take to sustain our water supplies ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, Water, Water Conservation

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program marks 28th year of protecting Florida’s waters


February 24, 2021

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month, giving the state’s residents ways to install and maintain great yards -- while preserving the environment.[/inlinetweet] Kicking ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Anniversary, Esen Momol, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Lawns, Nitrogen Loading, Nutrient Management, UF/IFAS Extension

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