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Category: Water

Reduce Environmental Impacts with Sustainable Landscaping

Florida native Coontie

You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… Read More

Conserve Water with High-Efficiency Rotary Irrigation Nozzles

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The landscape irrigation system is one of the largest water-using appliances. This may account for up to 50% of a home’s water use. The efficiency of the home irrigation system is often overlooked. Consequentially, is has potential to… Read More

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies

Cool Season Vegetables

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather… Read More

Orange County’s Fertilizer Ordinance – Summer Reminders

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Fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus may not be applied in Orange County from June 1 through September 30, unless the commercial applicator is GI-BMP certified or has the Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator license. Commercial applicators must have a… Read More

Interested in Becoming a UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer?

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Do you love gardening? Have you attended the annual UF IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/plant-and-garden-festival/? Are you interested in learning about lawns, landscapes, gardens and sharing that knowledge with others? The… Read More

3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

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The UF/IFAS Dept. of Food & Resource Economics is hosting the 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference at the UF/IFAS MREC, Apopka, FL, on February 21st from 9 am – 4 pm. You’ll be able to network… Read More