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Fertilizer: The quick approach to following laws and feeding turf


May 29, 2020

Fertilizer is law in Florida. Nuances of the law are different depending on state, county, or local laws in place. Many commercial landscaping businesses are responsible for keeping our lands beautiful across city and county lines. Here ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, Local Fertilizer Ordinance, Orange County, Orange County Fertilizer Ordinance, Turfgrass Fertilization
lightning skies

Trees and Lightning Strikes


May 29, 2020

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida's rainy season. Florida's heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack's beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arborist, Cflandscapes, Damage, Florida, Hwooten, Irrigation Pipe, Landscape, Landscapes, Lightning, Strike, Thunderstorm, Tree, Tree Risk, Trees

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County “Safely Resuming Operations”


May 21, 2020

Beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road will SAFELY resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am – Noon, Monday - Friday. You must have an appointment. Please call (407) 254-9200. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Exploration Gardens, Extension Demonstration Gardens, Healthy Living, Horticulture, Life Skills, Orange County, Volunteers
cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Compost and Composting


May 11, 2020

Compost Happens! Compost is the result of natural decomposition of organic matter. Take a walk in the woods and turn over a pile of leaves. That dark “earthy” material that has no unpleasant smell and doesn’t look anything like the parent ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Healthy Living, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
Irrigation Pattern

Insects or Irrigation? Check irrigation system first.


April 29, 2020

Turfgrass responds to different seasons and it is mostly driven by light, water, and temperature. Remember, plants need light, water, and nutrients to grow! So those short, cool winter days with sparse rainfall result in turf going into ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Hwooten, Irrigation, Landscape Management, Lawn, Sprinkler, Turf, Turfgrass

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