Lawn and Garden

UF/IFAS Extension Leon County offers a wide range of workshops and trainings for Leon County citizens. Most are free or are available at a low cost.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Click here to access a landscape design guide and to learn about the 9 FFL principles for a more resource efficient Florida yard.

UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants

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 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.

Tallahassee Urban Forest Resources

Vegetable Gardening Information

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

Home Composting Resources

Local Gardening Links

Click here for more Tallahassee garden clubs/groups. If you would like to add your group to this list, please give us a call. 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.

Have a question? Ask a Master Gardener at or call our office at 850-606-5202.

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The Green Thumb: June 2018 Issue

The Green Thumb: September 2018 Issue

Read up on the latest UF/IFAS Extension Leon Horticulture News

Demonstration Garden Self-Guided Summer Tour Audio

Goes along with brochure found at kiosk or in the Extension Office

Horticulture Blog

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. PleaseREAD MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Industrial Hemp: A Possible New Frontier in Florida Agriculture

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about industrial hemp and its possible potential to impact Florida’s agricultural industry. I thought I would share what the University of Florida/IFAS is doing to understand how this crop might grow in...

Florida Anise: An Underused Native Shrub

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