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3/21/24 GI-BMP in Orange County + Sun Spot Safety Lunch with Swag!


February 8, 2024

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! You are required to learn about it and follow the rules. We want to keep things interesting and beneficial for you, the landscape professionals. This year, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, Gibmp, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

Nature Helps Nurture the Soul


May 17, 2023

Did you know that being outside and spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety? Connecting with the world outside has also been linked to uplifting overall mood and feelings of happiness. With that being said, have you visited our ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Animals, Exploration Gardens, Flowers, Mental Health, Nature, Ocextension, Outside, Stress, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Chasing the Worm, Identifying the Species–Mezcal Science


April 10, 2023

Did you know that nobody knew what kind of worm was in mezcal? Recently, UF entomologists chased the worm all the way to the agave farms making mezcal in Mexico. Mezcal is a growing industry, and while it has been consumed for hundreds of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agave, Bug, Caterpillar, Cflandscapes, Cinco De Mayo, Cool, Discovery, Enews, Entomology, Ethnobotany, Farm, Farmer, Hwooten, Id, Identification, Insect, Interesting, Landscape, Larvaw, Liquor, Mexico, Mezcal, Natural History, Ocextension, Ornamental, Pest, Salud, Science

Cigar rolling insects?


March 30, 2023

How often do you see something that makes you go “Hmmmm…?” How often do you actually look it up to learn more? I am curious, especially when it comes to critters. Recently, I noticed an abundance of perfectly rolled oak leaf ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Best Practices, Bug, Cflandscapes, Creature, Critter, Diagnostics, Florida, Florida Freindly, Green Indsutry, Hwooten, Id, Identification, Insect, Landscape, Lawn, Pest, Tree

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


July 2, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Florida Native, Florida-friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Ocextension, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

Exploration Gardens – A UF/IFAS Extension Botanical Garden


June 9, 2022

Do you want to get inspiration to design flower beds or gardens in your yard, are looking for a free excursion for your family, or just wanting to enjoy nature? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension campus in Orange County has a beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Botanical, Demonstration Garden, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Tour, Ocextension, Orange County, Orlando, Self Guided Tour, Tour

Florida Wildflower Lawns


March 24, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Ecological, Environment, Fertilizer, Florida, Florida Friendly, Flower, Home Landscape, Lawn, Ocextension, Pollinator, Sustainable, Water, Wildflower

Lakefront and Aquatic Landscaping


February 15, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Aquatic, Central Florida, Ditch, Florida Friendly, Invasive Plants, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Ocextension, Plants, Pond, Waterfront, Wildlife

List of Freshwater Aquatic Plants for Florida


February 14, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic, Central Florida, Florida, Freshwater, Grasses, Habitat. Trees, Lakefront, Plants, Rain Garden, Water Lillies, Wildlife

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