UF/IFAS Extension Leon County offers a wide range of workshops and trainings for Leon County citizens. Most are FREE or at low cost.
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General Gardening Information
Click here to access a landscape design guide and to learn about the 9 FFL principles for a more resource efficient Florida yard.
Click here to see which plants are considered invasive or not recommended by UF/IFAS in your landscape.
Click here for thousands of UF/IFAS publications. Just search a topic you would like more information on.
Lawn and Landscape Information
The Florida Lawn Handbook – the most current lawn management information written in practical language by turfgrass experts from UF/IFAS. This resource has information on all of the different grasses used for Florida lawns, turf establishment, fertilization recommendations, proper maintenance, pest management, and more.
Soils and Fertilizers for Master Gardeners Series – this website was intended for use by Master Gardeners and contains several documents that provide a great overview of the proper use of fertilizers.
Lawn Irrigation – this website discusses the basics of maintaining an irrigation system and best practices for watering your lawn.
Landscape Irrigation – this website has information on various aspects of landscape irrigation, including use of rainfall shutoff device, irrigation during establishment of landscape plants, calibrating an irrigation system, and managing irrigation to avoid soil and nutrient loss.
Let the Buyer Beware When Buying Sod – an article by David Marshall with tips for homeowners that are considering buying sod.
How to Build an Inexpensive Greenhouse – copy of Trevor Hylton’s presentation that has everything you need to know about building a small, inexpensive greenhouse.
Vegetable Gardening Information
Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide – EDIS document SP103
Organic Vegetable Gardening in Florida – EDIS Document HS1215
Insect Management in the Home Garden – EDIS Document ENY476
The VegHeadz Blog is a website/blog that is maintained by Leon County Master Gardeners who focus on growing vegetables. All sorts of good information, including monthly garden activities, is available there.
Plants of Florida
The Atlas of Florida Plants website is a comprehensive, searchable database of naturalized plants (natives and escaped exotics) in the State of Florida.
For a list of invasive, exotic plant species, visit the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) website.
For photos and control options for invasive, exotic plants, visit the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Integrated Pest Management
Landscape Integrated Pest Management: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in109
Insect Management in the Home Garden: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh036
Insects, Mites, and Nematodes
Featured Creatures: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/
Fungal Diseases for Citrus: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_citrus_fungi
Weed Management Guide for Florida Lawns: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep141
UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants: https://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu/assessments/
Vertebrates and Mollusks
Insecticides and Wildlife: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in881
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