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Programming controller

Programming your controller


December 6, 2022

Taking charge of your own irrigation programming may seem daunting, but knowing how to use your system's controller is critical in making sure it's running efficiently throughout the year. Follow the steps below to program your controller. Know ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, How To, Irrigation, Manual, Pgm_Water, Programming, Restrictions, Timer, Water
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Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!


January 20, 2021

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, DIY, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Water, Yard
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Reclaimed water and landscape management


December 9, 2020

Reclaimed Water and Landscape Management For long time readers of this blog, you are no doubt familiar with our high praises of reclaimed water as an alternative to potable water for irrigation. To those tuning in for the first time, we greatly ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Athletic, Course, Field, Golf, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Reclaimed, Turf, Water

March of the giants: The Eastern lubber grasshopper

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May 6, 2020

Do you know the song, "The ants go marching one by one; hurrah, hurrah"? Picture in place of the ants, grasshoppers. Not just any grasshopper, but the Eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera. If you have ever had the opportunity to cross ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Environment, Grasshopper, Insect, Insects, Land Insects, Landscape, Landscape Insects, Lubber, Nature, Pgm_Chemicals

Industry updates for landscape and nursery professionals – April 2020

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April 6, 2020

Business 'Unusual' Although it is certainly a challenge to maintain some semblance of normalcy as we continue to navigate the CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, the UF/IFAS commitment to providing support for our clientele remains unchanged. Below ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortComm

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