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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

The Holidays of your Lawn and Landscape


November 19, 2020

Holidays can bring back memories from years past. Valentine’s Day always made me think of little hand-decorated paper bags in school to collect classmates’ Valentines and a favorite candy, Conversation Hearts. St. Patrick’s Day involved ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Landscape To Do, Lawn To Do, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, When To Apply Preemergent, When To Fertilize Lawns, When To Prune, When To Prune Grapevines
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Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus


November 4, 2020

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas. These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or mowing ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Brown Spots, Brown Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots, Dead Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots In Turf, Fungus In Lawn, Lawn Dying, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Water Wednesday Recap – Make Your Backyard a Wet Oasis for Wildlife


September 1, 2020

As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard Wildlife, Florida Water, Krista Stump, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual


August 24, 2020

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida Water, Morgan Pinkerton, MREC, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, UF/IFAS Extension, Virtual Water, Water Conservation, Water Footprint, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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

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