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Basics of Landscaping in Florida–Bilingual Booklet in the UF/IFAS Bookstore


June 6, 2024

Better landscaping practices are good for Florida! Even though Florida has a lot of water resources, there are also a lot of people and industries sucking from the tap...and more keep coming. Long story short, Floridians need to conserve ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Alachua, Alachua Co, Basics Of Landscaping, Best Practice, Best Practices, Big Box, Big Box Stores Selling Plants, Bilingual, BMP, BMPs, Ceu Continuing Education, Cflandscapes, Community Leaders, Community Planners, Crape Myrtle, Cultural Ipm, Elected Officials, Epd, EPDs, FFL, Flooding, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-friendly Landscape, Heat, Heat Island, Heat Islands, How To Landscape, Hwooten, IPM, Land Developers, Landscape, Landscape Professionals, Landscaper, Landscapes, Mow, Mowing, Nursery Growers, Orange, Orange Co, Palm, Parks Departments, Planner, Planners, Prune, Pruning, Residents, Seminole, Seminole Co, Spring, Springs, Turf, Uf Ifas Uf Ifas Bookstore, Usda, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

Trees, Streets, and Sidewalks


March 26, 2024

From a society standpoint, we are encouraged to think about the greenhouse gas removing qualities of trees, specifically, their ability to take up a lot of carbon dioxide. Running quick numbers, 1 cubic foot of concrete results in about 150 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor, Arboriculture, Buckled Sidewalks, Cflandscapes, Cma, Community Design, Community Managers, Conservation, Enews, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Heat Island, HOA, Hoas, Homeowners Associations, Horticulture, Hwooten, Isa, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Mature Trees, Ocextension, Planners, Shade, Sidewalk Repair, Sidewalks, Tree, Tree Conflicts, Tree Issues, Tree Planning, Tree Removal, Tree Replacement, Trees, Urban Canopy, Urban Forest, Urban Forestry, Urban Forests

Hurricane Season Has Begun: Time to Prepare


June 1, 2023

Hurricanes June 1st is the first day of the 2023 hurricane season in the Eastern part of the United States. This season will continue all the way to November 30, 2023. Last year brought us two hurricanes (Ian and Nicole), which crossed the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Disaster Preparation, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Resources, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Kit, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparations, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricanes, Ocextension, Orange County, Tree Risk

Prepare, Prioriza y Realiza para tormenta tropical Nicole


November 8, 2022

To read this article in English, go to: Hurricane Season: Plan, Prepare and Act - UF/IFAS Extension Orange County (ufl.edu) El huracán “Ian” que nos dejó un rastro de destrucción a su paso por el suroeste de Florida, atrapó a residentes ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ocextensionnews, Disaster Prep, Home Safety Tips, Hurricane

Food Safety After A Natural Disaster


October 4, 2022

After a natural disaster such as a hurricane, it’s important to take steps to prevent illness from unsafe foods. Here are some tips to help keep your food safe. After a hurricane be sure to: Throw away perishable food that has not ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Resources, Food Assistance, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Simple Things You Can Do To Prepare For A Hurricane.


September 23, 2022

Hurricane Preparedness Most residents in Florida are very familiar with the word hurricane. How we choose to respond can range from excitement for the weather enthusiast to sheer dread at the thought of constant rain showers, high winds, ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Entertainment, Family, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Kits, Preparedness, Safety, Winds

Food Safety During Hurricane Season


September 23, 2022

With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. When it comes to food, you want to be sure that it is stored safely in the event of a power outage. Here are some tips to help ensure that your food is properly ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Featured, Food And Nutrition, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Idalia, Storms

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well


September 18, 2020

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bacteria, Bacterial Contamination, Bleach, Chlorine, Drinking Water, Flooded Well, Private Well, Shock Chlorination, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Well Disinfection, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

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