Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation Controller, Lawn Pests to Watch Out For, Using a Rain Barrel, Hurricane Prep Top Ten, and Summer Weeds.

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Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation Controller: Regular maintenance of your irrigation controller is essential for saving water and keeping plants healthy. Watch this webinar for tips on using your irrigation controller.

Lawn Pests to Watch Out For: Summer rains can bring out the best and worst in the lawn. Learn about a few common summer insects and lawn diseases to look out for.

Using a Rain Barrel: With so much summer rain, installing a rain barrel in the summer will allow you to collect water to use in the garden and landscape throughout the year. Get tips on how to properly install and use a rain barrel.

Hurricane Prep Top Ten: June is the beginning of hurricane season in Florida. This webinar offers tips to prepare your outdoor space and landscape ahead of heavy storms and potential hurricanes.

Summer Weeds: Summer rains create the perfect climate for many weeds to thrive. Learn about a few common weeds and how to manage them in the summer.

Additional resources from the webinar series:
Lawn Pests
Using a Rain Barrel
Hurricane Prep Top Ten
Summer Weeds


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Headshot of Julie Schelb, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
Posted: July 2, 2021

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Irrigation, Landscape Hurricane Prep, Plant Disease, Polkgardening, Rain Barrels, Rainy Season, Water Efficiently, Weeds

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