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.
NEED ANSWERS TO YOUR HOME GARDENING, LANDSCAPING AND PEST QUESTIONS?
Contact the Plant Clinic
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
Gardeners can greatly enhance the health of their new plants by following recommendations on how to successfully install them. The following guidelines for installing perennials and annuals apply for sandy, well-drained soils, much like we find...
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