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A Tropical Yard in Central Florida: A New Episode of Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

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June 21, 2024

A tropical yard in central Florida Does the thought of living in central Florida bring to mind a tropical-looking landscape? The climate of central Florida is unique and is changing. There are many plants that thrive in this area from ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Support Florida’s Pollinators All Year Long

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June 21, 2024

Landscapes that support our native pollinators are places filled with wonder!  They help our environment by providing safe havens for our smallest of wildlife – bees, butterflies and more!  Homeowners, institutions, developers – even apartment ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Bees, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Wildlife

Florida Pesticide Licenses: Right-of-Way


June 6, 2024

Florida is one of the most regulated states concerning pesticide applications. Florida has 13 different pesticide licenses with over 20 categories. This makes it difficult for applicators to understand what license is the one they need for a ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, Right-of-way, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Licencias de pesticidas de Florida: Derecho de Paso (“Right-of-Way”)


June 6, 2024

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados en cuanto a aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Florida tiene 13 licencias de plaguicidas diferentes con más de 20 categorías. Esto dificulta que los aplicadores comprendan que licencia es la que necesitan ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Derecho-de-paso, En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, Right-of-way, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Florida Farm Pests: Thrips


June 5, 2024

Florida has the presence of many pests that can negatively affect crops and ornamental plants. Among these pests, we can find thrips. These are responsible for millions of economic losses on agricultural commodities and nurseries.   What ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Pests, Pest_control, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Thrips, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Trips


June 5, 2024

Florida tiene la presencia de muchas plagas que pueden afectar negativamente los cultivos y las plantas ornamentales. Entre estas plagas podemos encontrar los trips. Estos son responsables de millones de pérdidas económicas en productos agrícolas ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Florida Pests, Pest_control, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Thrips, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep for landscapes. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast

Water woes and your landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 6, 2024

Water woes and your landscape In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk water woes. Water is essential and gardeners know this. But what do we do when the rain stops, the water bills rise, and those watering restrictions kick in? ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Jschelb, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Tips on hand watering

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May 4, 2024

It’s springtime, and gardeners in central Florida are eagerly adding new plants to our gardens.  Yet this year’s very dry and breezy weather creates a challenge at the very critical time of establishing strong new roots.  For most of us ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, UF/IFAS, Watering, Watering Plants, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

When Grass Won’t Grow, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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April 29, 2024

When Grass Won't Grow In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn what to do in your yard when grass won't grow. A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard Your Central Florida Yard, a podcast from UF/IFAS Extension Polk ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Grass, Jschelb, Lawns, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Turgrass Alternative, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

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