Lawn and Garden
UF/IFAS Extension Leon County offers a wide range of workshops and trainings for Leon County citizens. Most are FREE or at low cost. Click here to register for upcoming events on Eventbrite.
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.
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.
this website was intended for use by Master Gardeners and contains several documents that provide a great overview of the proper use of fertilizers.
this website discusses the basics of maintaining an irrigation system and best practices for watering your lawn.
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.
an article by David Marshall with tips for homeowners that are considering buying sod.
copy of Trevor Hylton’s presentation that has everything you need to know about building a small, inexpensive greenhouse.
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.
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.
There are many gardening groups that offer the chance to meet like-minded individuals and learn from others about special garden topics or plant species. Click here for a list of Tallahassee garden clubs/groups. If you would like to add your group to this list, please give us a call.
Have a question? Ask a Master Gardener at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 850-606-5202.