Was your landscape swamped by the recent hurricane? Many plants in the landscape are not tolerant of standing water, especially salty or brackish water. Under these conditions the roots cannot get oxygen and essentially the root system suffocates. ... READ MORE
You may have wondered about the e-mails you are receiving from the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team over the last weeks. Due to the current circumstances we wanted to reach out to you but missed the opportunity to introduce ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Florida - The Land of Flowers
Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. "La Florida," he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses of foreign lawns, ... READ MORE
Chinch bugs may be the best-known lawn pest in St. Augustinegrass, but there are diseases that are pests too. Humid, sticky, muggy and wet - welcome to the dog days of summer in Florida. High temperatures and lots of rain and moisture are the ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
Spring is here, despite the recent chilly weather. Many of you will be turning to garden and landscape projects while the weather is still cool enough to be comfortable working outside. ... READ MORE
Adults fear it and kids love it…it’s poop! Stool, waste, feces, dung, there are many ways to say it, but nobody ever really wants to talk about it. Everything that eats, poops, right? And all that poop has to go somewhere.
Fortunately ... READ MORE
Have you seen these symptoms in ornamental plants, especially oaks, after treating nearby turf with metsulferon-methyl (MSM)?
Over the past few years, there have been numerous inquiries regarding damage to ornamental plants growing near ... READ MORE
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Florida' water basin, along with many others in the world, is being rapidly depleted. Much more fresh water is being consumed than is being ... READ MORE
Do you know about the Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule? This rule was put in place in December, 2007 to protect water quality .
Water protection is critical to Florida and on January 8th, 2015 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ... READ MORE