How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE
I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE
Authored by Amanda Decker
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern
Graduating UF CALS December, 2022
B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Why Attract Pollinators?
Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE
No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE
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
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
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE
Protecting the waterfront is Principle #9 in Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Waterfront areas can include lakefronts, ponds, ditches, other water bodies and environmentally sensitive areas. So, what makes a nice aquatic landscape?• Full of ... READ MORE
This list of Florida native plants will be helpful if you live on the lakefront, a freshwater water body, or are doing a rain garden in a wet spot in your yard. These plants are water loving and live in different zones on the shoreline. While ... READ MORE
As we work our way into 2022, the Adopt-a-Tree program is getting ready to kick-off their first event. If you are not familiar with Adopt-a-Tree, here is a quick synopsis.
Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County Residents an opportunity ... READ MORE