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UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

July 28, 2021

BRADENTON, Fla. --- Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into these ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Absorb, Basil Iannone, Best Management Practices, Lakes, Lawns, Manatee County, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Paul Monaghan, Phosphorus, Plants, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban Landscape Ecology

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

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available

June 14, 2021

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Weed Science, Weeds

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

Up your lawn game with tips from UF/IFAS experts

April 7, 2021

“Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns in 2021, and the next episode covers lawns. The next event is live on April 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bryan Unruh, Gardening In The Panhandle, Julie McConnell, Larry Williams, Lawn Care, Lawns, Leon County, Mark Tancig, Okaloosa County, Pat Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District, Virtual Learning, Wakulla County, West Florida Research And Education Center

With COVID case concerns in key southeast industries, Department of Health, UF/IFAS Extension amplify workplace safety outreach

July 14, 2020

A concern for the agribusinesses, pest management and lawn care industries in southeast Florida is the motive behind a bolstered safety initiative led by the collaboration between UF/IFAS and the Department of Health in four counties. UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Horticulture, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, COVID19, Miami-Dade County, SFYL HOT TOPIC, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

Summer sodding traditional for some, but lawn success more a matter of preparation

July 14, 2020

As they drip with sweat, contractors and landscapers often lay sod in the summer because rain helps the grass grow. But you don’t necessarily have to bear the brunt of beastly heat to lay sod, says a UF/IFAS scientist and Extension specialist. Getting ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Environmental Horticulture, Landscaping, Laurie Trenholm, Organic Matter, Preparation, Sod, Soil, Summer, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County, Whitney Elmore

Are you ‘positive’ you want to conserve water?

May 13, 2020

PLANT CITY, Fla. --- As Americans collectively use billions of gallons of water each day, social scientists are taking a holistic approach to figure out what motivates people to save this precious commodity. For example, UF/IFAS assistant ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Holistic, John Diaz, Landscaping, Sense Of Self, Water Conservation, Well-being

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