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

Kicking off in February 1993 with a $75,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), UF/IFAS and FDEP partnered to form FFL. “With that first grant — for a pilot project around Sarasota… Read More

Essential preparations in closing your seasonal home

By LORI JOHNSON TAVARES, Fla. —The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Lake and Sumter counties will provide a free educational program to help teach you to close your seasonal home for optimal health and safety of… Read More

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

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,… Read More

Are you ‘positive’ you want to conserve water?

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,… Read More

Turfgrass alternatives offer residents additional groundcover choices, UF/IFAS experts say

Click here for high-res image. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring is right around the corner, and for some residents it may be time to think about sprucing up the yard with new landscaping…. Read More