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Post-Hurricane Landscaping Tips: Check for ‘Widow Makers’

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September 5, 2023

Hurricanes can wreak havoc on our landscapes, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Lately this destruction seems constant, Irma, Ian, and now Idalia have all caused significant tree damage to our area in recent years. While many ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Hurricane, Landscape, Pgm_HortRes, Storm, StormPrep

A Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Tale of Survival and Resurgence (Part I): Coontie Cycads

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July 27, 2023

Countless species of flora and fauna have been lost in what is now being labeled as the Anthropocene extinction event. Fortunately, two local species have not only escaped from the brink of extinction but have rebounded as humans have improved ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Environment, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Nature, Pgm_HortRes, Sustainability, Wildlife

Water Talk: Common Questions and Thoughtful Answers

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May 25, 2023

Water touches every aspect of our lives, and is at the heart of many questions we receive at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. This "Water Talk" blog series will answer some of the most commonly asked water-related questions. Our Master ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, Pgm_Water, Plant Clinic, Pond, Regulation, Vegetation, Water, WaterTalk
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Ways to Save: Grow Seasonal ‘Smarts’ For Your Vegetable Garden


March 31, 2023

Do you have a spring planting habit? If you are interested in growing food crops in your Florida garden it is very important to keep your seasons in mind when selecting what you will plant. I may break your heart when I tell you that now is ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: EdibleGardeningSeries, Food, Garden, Pgm_Gardens, Pollinator, Pollinators, Save, Saving, Shop, Shopping, Vegetable Gardening, WaysToSave

Practicing pesticide safety


February 1, 2023

February is Pesticide Safety Education month.  Whether using a conventional chemicals or biorational chemicals, understanding how to use the product safely is universal.  No product is 100% safe.  Remember they are used to control, prevent, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Biorational, Environment, Horticulture, Landscape, Pest, Pesticide, Pesticides, Pgm_Chemicals, Polinator, Pollinators
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Nourishment…a common thread woven through school gardens


January 30, 2023

Nourishment, a common thread woven through school gardens, and for many it is the reason to have them. Why would teachers have a school garden? After all, for some- it adds another responsibility, to an already full plate. It can require ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Edible_garden, Master Gardener Volunteers, Pgm_Gardens, Professional Development, School Garden Workshop, School Volunteers, Teachers, Youth

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