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
Working With Water, Working With People
To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our communities, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. As Floridians, we are ... READ MORE
When people think of Florida or visiting the sights, what do they think of?
For most people, it’s some combination of alligators, flamingos, manatees, and sea turtles with a sprinkling of Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, and the ... READ MORE
By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE
Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE
The old Piney Point phosphate plant has dominated the news cycle in Tampa Bay for weeks. Wastewater from the reservoir was pumped into Tampa Bay to avoid a catastrophic breach on land. The environmental restoration of Tampa Bay is an internationally ... READ MORE
Rainwater Harvesting - It’s the rainy season, time to get ready!
Did you know that Tampa Bay residents receive an average of 50 inches of precipitation per year? Most of this rain falls between June and November making now a perfect time ... 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
While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the Governor’s ... 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