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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
Basil leaves

UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!


August 27, 2021

Q: What's wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #EatLocal, #EdibleLandscaping, #NotAllHeroesWearCapes, #RightPlantRightPlace, #SavePesto, #ThankAScientist, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, FloridaFriendly, IPM

Tree safety tips


April 13, 2020

Trees add value to our communities. But our recent windy weather serves as a good reminder that storm season is just around the corner. Given the large size attained by some trees, they can become hazardous to people and property when the wrong ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: Arborist, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Palm Diseases, Palm Nutrient Deficiencies, Palm Pruning, Reslilient Landscaping, Storm, Tree Health, Tree Safety, Trees, Wind Resistant Landscapes
Vibrant flowers

Florida-Friendly Landscaping – Scavenger Hunt Activity!


March 24, 2020

The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​ (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife! The FFL Program is all about: putting the "right plants" in the "right place" giving ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Activity, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, Scavenger Hunt, Water Conservation, Wildlife
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

How do I attract the “good bugs?”


October 16, 2019

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Beneficial Insects, Caterpillars, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscaping, Pest Management, Pests, Right Place, Right Plant
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!


February 15, 2019

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: #UFBugs, Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Milkweed, Monarch, Pest Management, Pests, Pollinator Gardens

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention


February 19, 2018

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Donated, Environmentally Friendly, Free, Garden, Germination, Mulch, Newspaper, Permaculture, Register, Sheet, Tree, Weeds, Wood

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