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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

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