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Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Coral ardesia

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place includes: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener – What to do in the Summer Vegetable Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

It’s the second week of June. How does the vegetable garden look? The high daytime temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90 degrees F is causing many of the flowers on most of the vegetables to drop…. Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Alternative lawn

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water… Read More

Mulch – Plants’ “Best Friend”

Mulch can be considered one of your plants’ “best friends.” Mulch provides many benefits to your soil and plants and helps provide protection from harsh outside conditions. There are many types of mulch that come… Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

Passionvine

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL principles,… Read More

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

giant milkweed

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in… Read More

CEU Series: Landscape University!

Landscape university

How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf?… Read More

Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)

composting worms

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… Read More