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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

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns


June 11, 2021

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 and fertilizer and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Fertilizer, Florida Native, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Alternative, Ocextension, Orange County, Perennial Peanut, Tsilvasy, Turf, Twinflower, Ufifasextension, Water Conservation, Wildflower, Wildflower Lawn

Mulch – Plants’ “Best Friend”


May 26, 2021

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 from different trees and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Orange County, Water Conservation

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners


April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this webinar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping


April 19, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Herbs, Horticulture, Ocextension, Pests, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Water Conservation

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual


August 24, 2020

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida Water, Morgan Pinkerton, MREC, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, UF/IFAS Extension, Virtual Water, Water Conservation, Water Footprint, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
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New Vegetable Gardener — Square Foot Gardening


August 24, 2020

You want to have a vegetable garden but the back yard is too small or there is no back yard and very limited space elsewhere in the landscape. What can you do? Maybe consider installing a Square Foot Garden. All you need is space for a 4’ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Healthy Living, Landscape Management, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Square Foot Gardening, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables, Water Conservation

Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants


August 11, 2020

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk about ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Water, Plants, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 4, 2020

A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, and Krista Stump, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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