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Special Interest and CEU Event: The Science of Southern Gardens

June 30, 2020

That southern charm feeling may in fact be attributed to the beautiful botanicals finding comfort in southern climates. The Science of Southern Gardens will explore the plants from the past to the flowers of the future. Plant scientists with ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Change, Disease, Event, Extension, Flowers, Gardens, Hwooten, New Plants, Pest, Plants

Water Wednesday Recap – Rain Barrel Basics

June 8, 2020

What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, Stormwater, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
Insectary Plants

Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

June 4, 2020

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we have a few unique problems and predators that ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Dill, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insectary Plants, Ocextension, Pests, Pollinators, Sunflower

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

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

May 25, 2020

You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means "you plant it and you forget it" or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Norma Samuel, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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