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Q: What are those little black discs?
You're suddenly finding mysterious black discs stuck to your favorite plants?
(...or your walls, cars, windows, screens, pets, etc.)
Let me guess... it's been raining lately... a lot.
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Q: Is there really a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ law that allows homeowners to remove their turfgrass and install Florida-Friendly Landscaping without HOA permission?
A: Not exactly... It’s a little more complicated.
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It's time for a sprinkler tune-up!
With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...
So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE
We want to see your landscape!
At UF/IFAS Extension, we spend a lot of time looking at landscapes in distress. Pests, disease diagnosis, water issues, mucky ponds, invasive plants, etc.
Don't get me wrong... it's our specialty, and we ... READ MORE
Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Check out these simple tricks to help save water, ... READ MORE
In a recent blog post, we covered the basics of doing a sprinkler “wet-check.” (If you missed that post, or want a quick review, click here.)
In today's post, we’re focusing entirely on rain sensors, and how/why they sometimes fail ... READ MORE
As we approach the "dry season" here in central FL, you'll want to be 100% sure your sprinkler system is working properly and putting water where it's needed.
So put on your bathing suit, and get ready to run through ... READ MORE
Often, the question of "wildflower vs. weed" is a matter of location. I recently decided to test that concept with the native succulent "weed" Portulaca pilosa, a.k.a. pink purslane.
Trivia factoid #1 - One nickname ... READ MORE
Does this sound familiar? You buy some great looking veggie transplants, or maybe some flowering annuals for the garden. Or perhaps you've started some plants from seeds. You give them all the right care, but they seem to constantly look sad ... READ MORE