Getting Started with Gardening

Florida's unique features--such as sandy soil, numerous insects and other pests, and four different growing zones--can make gardening a challenge for new residents and first-time gardeners.

These topics cover the information you need to get started with your Florida garden.

For information about organic lawn care, landscaping for wildlife, and other topics, see Sustainable Living: Lawn & Garden. Visit our Environment section for information about invasive species.

If you can't find the information you're looking for, check our A - Z Indexsend us your questions--and tell us which county you live in--or contact your county Extension office.

What We Can Help With

oranges - UF/IFAS Extension AgricultureAgriculture

tree over water -  UF/IFAS Extension Natural ResourcesNatural Resources

UF/IFAS Extension 4H Youth Development4-H Youth Development

planting a seedling in the ground   - UF/IFAS Extension Lawn and GardenLawn & Garden

Family Picnic - UF/IFAS Extension Family ResourcesFamily Resources

Field Day - UF/IFAS Extension Learning OpportunitiesLearning Opportunities