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Everything Gets Hotter In The City


May 24, 2022

It’s a cool, calm, collected drive through the rural backroads of Orange County. A place where fresh air and greenery is in abundance, and you can't help but roll the windows down, turn up the radio, and take a deep breath. But as the country ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: Fresh Air, Greenspace, Ornamental Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Urban Heat Island Effect
Insectary Plants

Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens


May 18, 2022

Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water

GI-BMP Class in SPANISH 6/22/22


May 12, 2022

El fertilizante es regulado en la Florida y en Orange County. Cada persona que aplica fertilizantes por contrato por ley está obligado obtener una certificación para la aplicacion de fertilizantes. El fertilizante está regulado porque sabemos ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applicator, Best Management Practices, BMP BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Clases, Clases En Espanol, Commercial, Español, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer License, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, Gibmp, Green Industries, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Hwooten, Landscape, Ornamentals, Plants, Spanish, Spanish Class, Turf, Turfgrasses

No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31


May 10, 2022

That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Period, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Lawn, Nitrogen, Orange County, Orange County Florida, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Slow Release, Water Conservation

Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!


May 10, 2022

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to update the Orange County Fertilizer Applicators Ordinance during Spring 2022. Commercial, for hire, fertilizer applicators AND institutional fertilizer applicators that need to apply fertilizer ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Applicators, BMP, BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer Applicators, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gibmp, Horticulture, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Bmps, Landscape Management, Lawn, Orange County, Ordinance
local produce including potatoes, blueberries, strawberries and onions

Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Ocextension, Vegetables

Orange County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Rebates and Incentives


April 18, 2022

Interested in adding some Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices to your yard?  Depending on the municipality you live in there are various incentive programs to help you reduce your water use in the landscape. If you are an Orange County ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Incentive, Incentives, Orange County, Orlando, Rebate, Utilities, Water Savings, Winter Park

Florida Golf Course Best Management Practices Program


March 31, 2022

Hey Pros! I know you are always looking to up your game. And practice makes perfect! That saying holds true for golfers, superintendents, and other golf professionals alike. Now, you can up your game by taking the Best Management Practices ... READ MORE

Category: , Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, Brevard, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Florida, Golf, Golf Bmp, Golf Course, Golf Training, Grass, Hwooten, Orange, Ornamental, Ornamental And Turf, Superintendent, Training, Turf, Unruh, Water

Purple rain, purple rain. All hail the Queen’s Wreath!


March 28, 2022

The Queen is dripping. The waterfall of purple flowers cascading over trellises and featured in spring selfies is known as Queen’s Wreath. This tropical vine commands attention. Wrapping and twining up a supporting structure, these sandpapery ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Color, FFL, Florida Friendly, Flower, Flowers, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscapes, Petrea, Pollinator, Pollinators, Pretty, Purple, Purple Flowers, Queen's Wreath, Right Plant Right Place, Sandpaper Vine, Spring, Spring Flowers, Tolerant Plant, Tropical, Tropical Plant, Vine, Vines

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