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Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are… Read More

Sour to Sweet: The Story of Miracle Fruit

Small, red berry, The miracle fruit, The more you eat, the more… … It’s sweet! The miracle is that this fruit can change flavors from sour to sweet! Miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is a tropical berry from West… Read More

Trees and Lightning Strikes

lightning skies

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida’s rainy season. Florida’s heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack’s beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida does experience more… Read More

How to Take a Good Plant Sample

Hedge with one dead shrub

One of the great benefits of working with UF/IFAS Extension is that local experts are working in every county in Florida using science to solve problems, especially those related to lawns and landscapes! These experts are known as… Read More

When Good Worms go Bad – New Guinea Flatworm

New Guinea Flatworm

There’s a worm in town, but it’s not that fat, happy earthworm that we like to find tilling our gardens. Instead, it’s a flatworm, which kind of looks like a cross between a slug and an small earthworm…. Read More