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How to Start Gardening

Florida's unique features--such as sandy soil, numerous insects and other pests, and four different growing zones--can make gardening a challenge for new residents and first-time gardeners.

These topics cover how to start gardening in Florida.

For information about organic lawn care, landscaping for wildlife, and other topics, see Sustainable Living: Lawn & Garden. Visit our Environment section for information about invasive species.

If you can't find the information you're looking for, check our A - Z Indexsend us your questions--and tell us which county you live in--or contact your county Extension office.

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