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May 13, 2022

Migratory Birds in Florida   Saturday, May 14, 2022, is the World Migratory Bird Day.  Created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 1993, it is a day to celebrate and learn about migratory birds. For more information you can visit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Eva Pabon, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Nature, Plants, UF/IFAS Extension

Make Your Pond Attractive to Wildlife

March 23, 2022

You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife  Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Eva Pabon, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Water Protection, Wildlife

I would like to plant a shamrock to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Will they grow outside here in Florida?

March 16, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Story   The history of Saint Patrick's Day does really include what the Irish call a green clover, or shamrock. Saint Patrick was said to have bent down and picked up a leafy green shamrock stem found on the church lawn ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eva Pabon, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Gardening In Central Florida, Invasive Species, St. Patrick's Day

Your Lawn in the Winter

January 27, 2022

What if the lawn looks kind of brown instead of the bright green color it had during the colder season?  What should be done about it?  Should we put extra fertilizer on it and water it more to green it up?  Should we mow it lower to make ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn

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