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Muhly grass, backlit by the warm glow of autumn sun

We need to hear from YOU!


October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida Friendly Landscaping, FloridaFriendly, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water-wise
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

The “FFL Law” – It’s complicated…


June 25, 2021

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.     Back ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Codes, Deed-restricted Community, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida Friendly Landscaping, HOA, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Save Water, Water Conservation, Water-wise
Water pours out across sidewalk from damaged sprinkler head

Sprinkler tune-up!


March 4, 2021

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Dry Season, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Saving Water, Spring, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water-wise
Monarda punctata flowers

Let’s See Your Landscape!


August 5, 2020

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water-wise, Wildlife
Sprinklers watering grass, misting due to high pressure

Less water, better landscape


December 11, 2018

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Rain Barrels, Rainfall, Shade, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Soil Moisture Sensor, SWAT, Turf, Water, Water Conservation

Sprinkler Checkup – Part 2 – Rain Sensors!


October 23, 2018

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technoligy, Soil Moisture Sensor, Water Conservation
Pollinator bee visiting Portulaca flower

Wildflower, weed, … or groundcover?


June 6, 2018

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Central Florida, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Groundcover, Native Plants, Right Place, Right Plant, Succulent, Weeds, Wildflowers

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