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Water Wednesday Recap: Is Xeriscaping for Florida?


May 23, 2024

Are you curious about xeriscaping and how we can establish it in the Sunshine State? This Water Wednesday, Jamielyn Daugherty, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Urban Forestry Agent in Sumter County gave us an overview of xeriscaping and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ecosystem, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Xeriscaping
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A View to Florida Water


June 16, 2023

Many of you may love to travel by plane, and if you’re anything like me, you may enjoy getting a window seat.  I think that there is something wonderful about looking down on the earth, seeing people moving about their day, fields ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, , Water
Tags: Aquifer, Conserving Water, Floridan Aquifer, Lisa Sanderson, Protecting Water, Saving Water, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Water Efficiently
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Creating Compost from Piles and Worms


February 24, 2023

Many years ago, when my daughter was in middle school, she bought an interesting gift for my birthday that perhaps only a child of an Extension agent would purchase – worm castings!  What made the gift thoughtful is that I actually possessed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Browns, Compost, Greens, Lisa Sanderson, Red Wigglers, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Vermicomposting

A Few How-To’s for a Healthy Lawn


December 13, 2022

Healthy lawns are things that when green and healthy, we can perhaps not give it too much attention. But, with a bit of green or brown, the lawn is suddenly very important.  We want it green and full.  Does that healthy lawn affect the environment ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Turf, Water
Tags: Bahia, Calculate Fertilizer, Calibration, Empire, Floratam, Irrigation, Irrigation Calibration, Lawn Fertilization, Mowing Height, ProVista, St. Augustine, Zoysia

Garberia – Garberia heterophylla


December 14, 2021

Garberia (Garberia heterophylla or Garberia fruiticosa) is a shrubby plant that is a member of the Asteracae or Daisy/Composite family. The foliage of this Florida native plant is rather dull gray-green most of the year until the fall when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Garberia, Lavendar Fall Blooms, Shrubs, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Muhly Grass – Muhlenbergia capillaris


December 14, 2021

Muhly Grass (Muhlbergia capillaris) is a Florida native ornamental grass that is hardy in Florida from USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. Mulhly grass is outstanding in landscapes throughout the year with evergreen foliage. It is particulary attracitve ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Grass With Red Blooms In Fall, Native Grass, Ornamental Grass, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Maryland Goldenaster – Chryopsis mariana


December 14, 2021

Maryland Goldenaster (Chryopsis mariana) is a Florida native perennial. It is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10, with zones 8-10 in Florida. While you may have observed this goldenaster in the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Demonstration ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Crysopsis, Goldenaster, Maryland Goldenaster, Native Plant Garden, Native Plants, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Yellow Aster

Manage Thatch, Manage this Pest-Tropical Sod Webworm


December 13, 2021

Have you been bothered by small brown moths flitting around your landscape? You may find them in your landscape year-round, but may more likely find them from August to October which can lead to negative impacts to the health to your warm season ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brown Moths, Caterpillars In Turf, Turf Damage, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners


April 20, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation

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