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Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary


May 12, 2022

Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Communication, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale, UF_ISC

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Coyotes are here to stay!”


April 19, 2022

You have probably seen headlines about coyote population explosions, or perhaps your NextDoor app has informed you about recent coyote sightings in your neighborhood. Coyotes still feel like a relatively new species here in Florida, but they ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coyotes, Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Lmilligan, Naturally-florida-podcast, Podcast, Range Change, Shannon Carnevale
Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

Lawncare 101 for Central Florida Lawns


April 1, 2022

Caring for your lawn can be a lot of work, and a properly maintained lawn is not only beautiful but functional.  It will filter runoff, reduce erosion, and can reduce heat and glare.  A healthy lawn is functional and if you follow the best ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Fertilizing, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Irrigation, Lawncare, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, Watering
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Composting for Beginners


March 17, 2022

Composting is a great way to practice recycling in your yard. You can reduce the volume of waste that goes to the landfill as well as create a beneficial soil amendment for your landscape. Most people have all the elements they need to create ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening

“Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses


November 16, 2021

Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida? Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds are ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale
Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

La Licencia de Pesticidas que Necesitas en la Industria Verde de la Florida (GI)


November 2, 2021

Florida tiene más de 30 tipos diferentes de licencias de pesticidas. A veces resulta confuso comprender qué licencia se necesita para un aplicador de pesticidas específico. Aquí en el estado la Florida, para certificarte como aplicador de ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Espanol, Florida Lawns, GIBMP, Lawn And Garden, LCLM, LLO, Ornamental And Turf, PCO Lawn & Ornamental, Pesticide Training, Pesticides
Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

The Pesticide License You Need in the Florida Green Industry (GI)


November 2, 2021

Florida has more than 30 different types of pesticide licenses. Sometimes it is confusing to understand what license is needed for a specific pesticide applicator. Here in Florida, to be a certify pesticide applicator in the Green Industry, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Featured, Florida Lawns, GIBMP, Lawn And Garden, LCLM, LLO, Ornamental And Turf, PCO Lawn & Ornamental, Pesticide Training, Pesticides
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A test to check the germination rate of old seeds


September 17, 2021

Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden? Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple steps to test your old seeds. Gather your ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Plants, Germination Test, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Seed Germination, Seeds, Swebb, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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