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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

4-H: Head, HEART, Hands, and Health


February 2, 2022

When people unfamiliar with 4-H are introduced to our organization, they may hear the name and see the clover emblem with an H on each of the four leaves and wonder “What do those H’s stand for?” Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #4HVolunteers, #4HYouth, 4-H, Featured, Hands, Head, Health, Heart, Ocextension, Volunteers

Homeownership Versus Renting


January 31, 2022

Homeownership makes sense for different people at different stages of their lives, but it's not always the right choice for everyone. Whether you are in the process of renting or buying your own home, the best place to start is to understand ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Featured, Finances, Financial Management, Home Equity, Home Ownership, Ocenews, Ocextension, Rental Assistance, Renter, Rentwise, Special Topics

Cold Protection for Palms, Fruit Trees, Flowers and Vegetables


January 28, 2022

Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold. What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Cold, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Frost, Frost Cloth, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Orlando, Protection, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard


October 27, 2021

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Ecological, Featured, Flip, Flip My Florida Yard, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Special Topics, Tsilvasy, Video, Water Conservation

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality


July 23, 2021

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Areca Palm, Arrowhead, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Clean Air, Dracaena, Dwarf Pigmy Date, English Ivy, Featured, Ficus Alii, Fresh Air, Gerber Daisy, Golden Pothos, House Plants, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Plants, Interior Landscape, Interiorscape, Lady Palm, Mums, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Plant Friendly Environment, Rubber Plant, Snake Plant, Zz Plant
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Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)


December 10, 2020

Vermicomposting = worm composting Do you live in a small space and want to have a neat little efficient compost bin to recycle your kitchen scraps? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming increasingly popular with the urban ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Earthworm, Florida Friendly, Food Scraps, Horticulture, Ocextension, Organic Fertilizer, Recycle Yard Waste, Soil Amendment, Tsilvasy, Video, Worm, Worm Composting, Zero Waste

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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