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RESIDENTIAL HORTICULTURE

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The UF/IFAS Extension Residential Horticulture program provides research-based gardening and landscaping information to the residents of Polk County. 

A Plant Clinic is staffed during business hours to answer questions related to your lawn and landscape.  Workshops and presentations are open to the public and can be offered to groups through our speaker’s bureau.  Youth and school-based programs are provided to supplement current school standards. 

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CONTACT

Anne Yasalonis

Residential Horticulture

Extension Agent II, M.S.

863-519-1047

anneanne@ufl.edu

NEED ANSWERS TO YOUR HOME GARDENING, LANDSCAPING AND PEST QUESTIONS?

 Contact the Plant Clinic


(863) 519-1057

polkmg@ifas.ufl.edu

Available Services Include:

- Troubleshooting plant problems

- Soil pH testing for a minimal fee

- Insect, disease and plant identification

- Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM recommendations

- Vegetable and fruit tree growing assistance

RECENT RESIDENTIAL HORTICULTURE BLOG POSTS

Proper Planting Techniques for Perennials and Annual Bedding Plants

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Proper Planting Techniques for Trees and Shrubs

Gardeners can greatly enhance the health of their new plants by following recommendations on how to successfully install them. The following guidelines for installing trees and shrubs apply for sandy, well-drained soils, much like we find in Polk...
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Planting a Cutting Garden

Do you often walk around your yard looking for beautiful blooms and foliage to bring indoors?  Have you ever considered planting a cutting garden? We have some suggestions for you! Native plants, particularly wildflowers, offer beautiful...
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