Heat related illness (HRI) can happen any time of year in our Florida environment. Gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts are most at risk for exposure when the heat index is high. The heat index is what the temperature feels like to the human body ... READ MORE
Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services.
Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE
It is well known that plants and gardening can promote wellbeing. Most of you reading this are likely gardeners or plant enthusiasts who have first hand experience with the myriad benefits caring for our green friends can impart. Caring for ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County Master Gardener Volunteer fundraising event to be held on Friday, April 8, and Saturday April 9, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm. Hundreds of unique locally grown plants and rain barrels will be available for purchase. ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water!
Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
In this webinar ... READ MORE
Foraging from our native Florida landscape can be a fun and creative way to create unique holiday decorations and gifts. Holly berries make colorful additions to winter wreaths, garland, centerpieces and swags. When gathering, look for various ... READ MORE
Hackberry, or Celtis occidentalis, is a native, deciduous tree naturally found in moist bottomlands, but is highly adaptable to a variety of conditions, from moist and fertile to hot and dry soils. Hackberry is adaptable to a wide pH range (except ... READ MORE
Carolina Willow, Salix caroliniana, is prolific in moist areas such as streams, swamps, marshes, retention ponds and other wetland areas of northeast Florida, and could make an excellent addition to a moist, sunny area of your landscape. Narrow, ... READ MORE