It’s the end of summer and it’s hot--and not just hot, but hot and humid! Now is a good time to keep your garden activities to a minimum. If you work in your landscape addressing the few chores that might be necessary, always remember ... READ MORE
Pesticides are an effective control for pests and diseases. On the other hand, when not using pesticides correctly these chemicals can affect the environment negatively.
What Composes the Environment?
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Los pesticidas son un control eficaz de plagas y enfermedades. Por otro lado, cuando los pesticidas no se utilizan correctamente pueden afectar negativamente al medio ambiente.
¿Qué Compone el Medio Ambiente?
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The act of hand-weeding is often considered a dreaded chore, but gardeners take heart! With just a few modifications and – perhaps – a slightly different mindset, you can make this chore less daunting and even enjoyable.
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On June 1, many local fertilizer ordinances start the "blackout period", a restricted time of year where no fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus are to be applied. What does that mean for Polk County?
It is important that residents ... READ MORE
Did you know you can create a small habitat of Florida’s native plants – even if you live in a patio home, apartment or condo? By planting native plants in containers, you too can enjoy the presence of small birds, butterflies and other ... READ MORE
We have all probably interacted with pinecones in some way, whether we collected them to start a bon fire, rolled them in peanut butter to create a bird feeder, or avoided them during pollen season. Pine trees produce pinecones, a unique ... READ MORE
If you have a sod farm in Florida or work in the landscape business, Chinch Bugs could become a major economic problem when not taking proper control.
What are Southern Chinch Bugs and how I can identify them?
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Si usted tiene una granja de césped en Florida o trabaja en un negocio de jardinería, las chinches pudieran convertirse en un problema económico importante si no se toma el control adecuado.
¿Qué son las chinches y cómo puedo ... READ MORE
Join us in celebrating 30 years of Florida-Florida Friendly Landscaping™ this blog series. Since 1993, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ has served as the state of Florida’s premier Extension program that promotes sustainable alternatives ... READ MORE