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Tag: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues… Read More

Before hurricanes arrive, plan to take care of your elderly loved ones

Imagine a hurricane is coming, not difficult for most Floridians. The cone of uncertainty is become ever more certain, and it’s aiming right at your area. With the storm imminent, you might find yourself in a position to… Read More

Homeowners and Educators Honored at First Florida-Friendly Landscaping Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first-ever Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Awards Celebration, held Oct. 20, recognized leaders in applying the program’s principles and in educating others on the program. The awards were divided into two categories: seven landscape awards, which… Read More