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Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants


August 11, 2020

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk about ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Water, Plants, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 4, 2020

A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, and Krista Stump, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Irrigation and Calibration


July 14, 2020

Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in Seminole ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, , Water
Tags: Brooke Moffis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation Calibration, Irrigation System, Less Water, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Rain Barrel Basics


June 8, 2020

What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, Stormwater, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping


May 25, 2020

You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means "you plant it and you forget it" or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Norma Samuel, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Your Lawn & Landscape Will Miss You


April 28, 2020

For those of you that haven’t committed to staying in Florida for our steamy Florida summers with frequent rain and lots of bugs, your lawn and landscape will miss you. There are things you should do to prepare your lawn and landscape for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water
Tags: Calibrate, Checking Irrigation System, Irrrigatin System, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Irrigation, Mosquitoes, Rain Sensor, Standing Water, Sumter County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension

Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective


April 17, 2020

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: COVID-19, Diseases, Fruits, Insects, Invasive Species, Quarantine, Travel, Vegetables

Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping


January 1, 2020

Happy New Year everyone! Are you thinking about taking on a New Year's resolution or two? How about adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices? Water Wednesdays in January will focus Florida-Friendly Landscaping. What Is Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper


June 28, 2019

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive. The ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Lawn And Ornamental, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

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