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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

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

Fertilizing Palms, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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March 22, 2024

Yellow palm fronds? What's going on? Are you interested in keeping your palm tree healthy and green? Learn what may be causing your palm trees to turn yellow, how long it can take to correct it, and what to look for in a palm fertilizer.  ... READ MORE

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

Why is My Palm Yellow?

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March 13, 2024

One of the most common occurrences with palms is the unsightly yellow appearance that many display. So, why are palms yellow? Palm Nutrient Deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies are some of the most common causes of yellow palm fronds. So, let's ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nutrient Deficiency, Palm, Palm Problems, Polkgardening

Creating a Native Wildflower Garden in Your Central Florida Yard, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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March 13, 2024

Creating a Native Wildflower Garden in Your Central Florida Yard In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn how to start adding native wildflowers to your yard! A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard Your Central Florida ... READ MORE

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

Organic mulches in the Florida-Friendly Landscape: How do I know which ones to use?

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March 7, 2024

The answer might be - it depends!  Are you mulching a large landscape bed of trees or shrubs, or more delicate annuals or perennials? Are you creating a mulched pathway?  Do you have a wildflower area?  Read on for a few facts, tips and myths ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Mulches, Mulching, Oak Leaves, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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