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Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

indoor plants in office setting

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… Read More

Back to School Tips

Back to school supplies

Already the store isles are loaded with back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. As summer nears an end, parents are starting to stock up on back-to-school items in hopes of avoiding the mad rush. In… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight

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One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life… Read More

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize…. 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