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Category: Water

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

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.

May is American Wetlands Month

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Pollution Solution

Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces such as roads,… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Does Florida Have Enough Water?

Some of you may already know we are starting a new series – Water Wednesday. Water Wednesday is a Facebook Live series provided by Agents and Specialists in UF/IFAS. Every Wednesday 2 pm ET, we will live stream… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

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

Rotator nozzle

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

guy spreading fertilizer

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