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Easy drip irrigation system repairs


May 25, 2022

Drip, or micro-irrigation, is a great choice for landscape beds. It is up to 50% more water-efficient than a traditional sprinkler system, and it provides water directly to the plant instead of applying spray in a "one size fits all" pattern. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Drip, Grass, Home_irrigation_tips, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Maintenance, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Turf
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Installing your wireless rain sensor


May 2, 2022

Rain Sensors Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Lawn, Pgm_Water, Programming, Rain Sensor, Storm, Turf, Water
Rain Gauge in Grass

How to use your rain gauge


March 22, 2022

Rain Gauges Ever heard of a rain gauge? No? Maybe you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure. Well, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn what a rain gauge is, how it works, and how easy it is to use one in your home landscape. What ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Conserve, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Preserve, Rain, Resources, Save, Water
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10 tips to save money at home


February 21, 2022

by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home. Tips Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: America Saves, Budget, Finances, Money, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sust, Pgm_Sustain, Pgm_Water, Savings
Spray head watering turf

Save water and money with a free irrigation evaluation


January 28, 2022

Home Irrigation is the #1 Water Waster in Florida Many homeowners are not aware of how much water they may be using on irrigation. System inefficiencies can cause plant stress and money to go down the drain. A free irrigation evaluation by ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Evaluation, Irrigation, Overwatering, Pgm_Water, Rotors, Sprayheads, Sprinklers, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Yard

Let’s go on a TreeQuest!

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January 11, 2022

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County's UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County's urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, Treejuvenation, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry
Closeup of a Bauhinia x blakeana "orchid tree" blooms. [CREDIT: "Unha-de-vaca" by Mauricio Mercadante (CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0), via Flickr.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the orchid tree, a corsage for your yard


January 10, 2022

By Karen Pariser Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Looking for an amazing pop of color and texture in your Florida yard? Consider the impact of a flowering tree. Specifically, the orchid tree. Bauhinia basics A member of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: Bauhinia, Blakeana, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV

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