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Water Wednesday Recap – Florida Automated Weather Network


July 20, 2020

Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: FAWN, Florida Automated Weather Station, Irrigation, Rainfall, Water Conservation, 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 – 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

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

Large Patch in Lawns: A Cool Season Fungus


February 1, 2018

Winter has finally arrived, though it certainly does not feel like it. With the cooler weather and time of year, some homeowners might be noticing patches of dead or brown grass in their lawn. The prevalent disease on turfgrass this time of ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn

Freeze Damage in My Lawn: Is it Dead?


February 1, 2018

Warmer weather is back, but Sumter County has recently suffered some severe freezing temperatures. You may have noticed that your lawn has suddenly turned brown. Do not worry! Brown is a color too. This is perfectly normal for this time of year ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn

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