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
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
Saltbush, or Baccharis halimifolia, goes largely unnoticed most of the year; but just wait until fall when it becomes a roadside showstopper! You’ll wonder where this plant has been hiding all year, as it flowers and is most showy when few ... READ MORE
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “pest management”? I imagine many of you conjure up images of spraying a product or sprinkling granules over an unhealthy plant or lawn. For those of you familiar with term ... READ MORE