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UF/IFAS Extension
Pinellas County

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is the local branch of a nationwide network of land grant universities providing non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. In our state, Extension's land grant link is the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(IFAS).

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gardenhelp@pinellascounty.org
(727) 582-2100
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Due to COVID-19 our building is currently closed. Please call or email for help.

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Stay Cool AND Save Money
Despite our love for Florida, we’re not always happy to endure the long hot summer.  Home air conditioning (AC), a modern luxury, accounts for more than 40% of our utility bill and if your system is not working efficiently, you will spend considerably more

05/03/2021

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Next Stop Job! Announcing Skills Training Program for Teens
The 2020 school year ended quite different than any high school students could have predicted. And now that it has ended, students will consider how to spend their time this summer

06/09/2020

The Perfect Raised Bed – Good for 20 Years!
Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee No experienced Florida gardener will deny that vegetable gardening requires raised beds, but they seldom recommend the same design. Most will agree that it must contain amended soil and not wider than four feet but could be eight, ten, twelve feet or longer

03/25/2021

Mother’s Day feature: Farming, and UF/IFAS, runs in the family
Ann Blount calls herself a “weekend farmer.” The Blount family’s 300-acre farm in Gadsden County can trace its roots back to 1908, evolving from shade tobacco to sweet potato fields, and eventually to its current timber, cattle and hay operation

05/06/2021

Earth Day Vision – Rethink, Restore, Restart
Last year, the pandemic certainly gave us all pause to reflect on our personal and professional priorities. The impact of that short impromptu global shutdown was seen throughout the world with reports of less air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduction in natural resource pressure which was accompanied by surges in use of packaging material and disposal of

04/22/2021

Every Serious Garden Needs a Trommel!
Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee What’s a trommel? Websters defines a trommel as: a usually cylindrical or conical revolving screen used especially for screening or sizing rock, ore, or coal. So, why does a gardener need one? Does your compost look like this? Such beautiful particles that plant roots can’t wait to penetrate and suck out the

04/13/2021

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    The Perfect Raised Bed – Good for 20 Years!
    Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee No experienced Florida gardener will deny that vegetable gardening requires raised beds, but they seldom recommend the same design. Most will agree that it must contain amended soil and not wider than four feet but could be eight, ten, twelve feet or longer

    03/25/2021

    Gardening with your Computer (Blog 1 of 2)
    Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Yes, I consider my computer, or more specifically the computer word processing and spreadsheet programs, to be the most important gardening tools that I have. They enable me to record and retrieve all my successes and failures

    03/10/2021