Category: Home Landscapes

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots… Read More

New public television show aimed at Southern gardeners hits the air May 9

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southern gardeners will soon have a new tool to help them in the garden. “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves is an educational television show created to help gardeners of all levels learn new tricks,… Read More

UF Studies Show Home Buyers Like ‘Green’ Features but May Not Understand Green Living

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home buyers appreciate the benefits of “green” communities, but residents don’t necessarily lead more eco-friendly lives than their neighbors in traditional homes, according to two University of Florida studies conducted in the fast-growing… Read More

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

By: Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400Source: Russell Nagata nagata@ifas.ufl.edu, 561-993-1557 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine life with fewer Saturday afternoons stuck behind a noisy lawn mower. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has released… Read More

Relocating ‘nuisance bears’ may do more harm than good, UF study shows

Source(s): Kim Annis kimannis@ufl.edu, 352-846-0643 Mel Sunquist sunquist@ufl.edu, 352-846-0566 View Photo View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For decades, state wildlife officials have been trapping and relocating so-called “nuisance bears” that get too close to humans. But a new… Read More

New UF partnerships help solve growth management issues in Florida

By: Chuck Woods (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Tom Ankersen ankersen@law.ufl.edu, 352-273-0835 Larry Arrington lra@ufl.edu, 352-392-1761 Jim Cato jccato@ufl.edu, 352-392-5870 Robert Jerry jerryr@law.ufl.edu, 352-392-9238 Pierce Jones ez@energy.ufl.edu, 352-392-8074 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Finding realistic and equitable legal solutions to… Read More