University of Florida Extension Publications

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Right Plant, Right Place

Adopting a Florida-Friendly Landscape™: Steps for Converting a Traditional Development Landscape to a Florida-Friendly Landscape
Low-Maintenance Landscape Plants for South Florida
North Florida landscape Plants for Shaded Sites
Citrus Culture In The Home Landscape
Basic Principles of Landscape Design
Budgeting for a Better Landscape
Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation in Florida
Mowing Your Florida Lawn
Low Maintenance Landscapes
Native Florida Plants for Home Landscapes
Seashore Paspalum for Florida Lawns
Native Trees for North Florida
Ornamental Palms for North Florida
Ornamental Trees for North Florida
Ornamental Trees for Central Florida
Ornamental Trees for South Florida
Common Native Wildflowers of North Florida
Developing Land in Florida with Fire in Mind: Recommendations for Designers, Developers, and Decision Makers
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for South Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for Central Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for North Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for South Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for Central Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for North Florida
Native Trees for South Florida
Native Shrubs for South Florida
Native Ground Cover for South Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for South Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for North Florida
Enviroscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for Central Florida
Selecting s Turfgrass for Florida Lawns
Where Are Tree Roots?
Help Protect Florida’s Natural Areas from Non-native Invasive Plants
Brazilian Pepper-tree Control
Air Potato Dioscorea bulbifera
Brazilian Pepper-tree, Schinus terebinthifolius
Camphor Tree Cinnamomum camphor
Chinaberry Melia azedarach
Chinese Tallow Sapium sebiferum
Botany Handbook for Florida, Revised Edition
Demonstration Gardens in the UF Cooperative Extension Service
Native Plants: An Overview
Centipedegrass for Florida Lawns
Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns
New and Not So New Lawn Grasses for Florida
Bermudagrass for Florida Lawns
Zoysiagrass in Florida
Establishment and Management of Ornamental Perennial Peanuts
Native Landscape Plants for South Florida

Water Efficiently

Irrigating With High Salinity Water
Let Your Lawn Tell You When To Water
Opinions on Plant Irrigation Requirements
Evaporation Losses During Sprinkler Irrigation
Measuring Irrigation Water
Lawn Sprinkler Selection and Layout for Uniform Water Application
Turf Irrigation for the Home
Ground Water: The Hidden Resource
Cisterns To Collect Non-Potable Water For Domestic Use
Conserving Water in the Home Landscape
Soil as a Porous Medium: Basics of Soil-Water Relationships - Part I
Retention of Water: Basics of Soil-Water Relationships - Part II
Movement of Water: Basics of Soil-Water Relationships - Part III
Coping with Drought in the Landscape
Landscape Design for Water Conservation
Conserving Water in the Home Landscape
Improving Drought Tolerance in Your Florida Lawn
Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for Florida Lawns and Landscapes
Tips for Maintaining Landscapes During Drought
Drought Tolerant Plants for North and Central Florida
Using the Irrigation Controller for a Better Lawn on Less Water
Home Irrigation and Landscape Combinations for Water Conservation in Florida
Retrofitting a Traditional In-ground Sprinkler Irrigation System for Microirrigation of Landscape Plants
Residential Irrigation System Rainfall Shutoff Devices
Operation of Residential Irrigation Controllers
Climate-Based Management of Lawns
Selection and Use of Water Meters for Irrigation Water Measurement
Landscape Design for Water Conservation
Managing Your Florida Lawn Under Drought Conditions

Fertilize Appropriately

Plant Nutrients and Fertilizers for the Non-farmer
The Florida Fertilizer Label
St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns
Fertilidad de Suelos y el Uso de Fertilizantes: Un Curso Corto en Cinco Sesiones
* Currently unavailable
Lime and Liming -- A Florida Perspective
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers: A Five-Session Short Course for Florida Producers
General Recommendations for Fertilization of Turfgrasses on Florida Soils
IFAS Standardized Fertilization Recommendations for Environmental Horticulture Crops
Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Information Sheet
Fertilizer Recommendations for Landscape Plants
Selected Fertilizers Used in Turfgrass Fertilization * Currently unavailable
Soil Testing and Interpretation for Florida Turfgrasses
Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for Florida Lawns and Landscapes
Figuring out Fertilizer for the Home Lawn
Home owner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn

Mulch

Mulches for the Landscape
Mulching
Landscape Mulches: How Quickly do They Settle?
Landscape Mulches: Will Termites Consume Them?
Landscape Mulches: How Long They Retain Their Color?
Landscape Mulches: What are the Choices in Florida

Attract Wildlife

Florida’s Bird Sanctuary Programs
Hummingbirds of Florida
Helping Cavity-nesters in Florida
Moles
Helping Our Smallest Falcon: the Southeastern American Kestrel
Threats to Florida’s Biodiversity
Watching Florida’s Wildlife
Water for Wildlife
Backyard Habitat Ponds
Native Plants that Attract Wildlife: Central Florida
The Value of Endangered Species: The Importance of Conserving Biological Diversity
Laws that Protect Florida's Wildlife
Effects of Fire on Florida's Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat
Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife in an Urban Environment
Earthworm Biology and Production
Reptiles of Southern Florida
Impacts of Free-ranging Pets on Wildlife
Lizards of South Florida Part I: Native Species
Creating Wildlife Habitat with Native Florida Freshwater Wetland Plants
An Introduction to Aquascaping
Wildlife in Urban Landscapes: Use of Golf Course Ponds by Wetlands Birds
Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success
A Bird's-Eye View: How Birds Select Habitat
Getting Started in Butterfly Gardening

Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

Beneficial Insects and Mites
Landscape Integrated Pest Management
What’s Bugging Me
Behavior of Pesticides in Soils and Water
Pre-emergent Herbicides for Use in Ornamentals
Insect Pest Management on Turfgrass
Proper disposal of Pesticide Waste
Pesticide Container Rinsing
Insect Management on Landscape Plants
Imported Fire Ants on Lawns and Turf
Southern Chinch Bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Insecta: Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)
Insect Attractants and Traps
Microbial Insecticides
Natural Enemies and Biological Control
Federal Regulations Affecting Use of Pesticides
Beneficial Insects Sheet 1
Beneficial Insects Sheet 2
Beneficial Insects Sheet 3
Beneficial Insects Sheet 4
Using Nematodes to Control Insects: Overview and Frequently Asked Questions

Recycle

Construction of Home Compost Units
Converting Yard Wastes Into Landscape Assets
Applying Non-hazardous Wastes to Land: Opportunities and Problems

Reduce Stormwater Runoff

Handbook of Florida Water Regulations: Groundwater Discharge Regulations at the Federal Level
Forested Wetlands: Regulations Affecting Management
Wastewater Treatment Wetlands: Applications and Treatment Efficiency * Currently unavailable
Wastewater Treatment Wetlands: Contaminant Removal Processes * Currently unavailable
Florida Wetlands: Extension Web Site
Nutrients and Florida's Coastal Waters: The Links Between People, Increased Nutrients and Changes to Coastal Aquatic Systems

Protect the Waterfront

Handbook of Florida Water Regulations: Activities in Wetlands and Watersheds
An Introduction to Aquascaping
Treatment Wetlands in Florida
Soils and Septic Systems
How Contaminants Reach Groundwater
Factors Influencing Pesticide Movement to Groundwater
The Vital Link between Land and Water: The Importance of Uplands for Protecting Wetland Functions * Currently unavailable
Nutrients and Florida's Coastal Waters: The Links Between People, Increased Nutrients and Changes to Coastal Aquatic Systems
Weed Control in Florida Ponds
Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Clean Water Act
Mosquitoes Associated with Stormwater Detention/ Retention Areas
Planting Cypress
Overview of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program * Currently unavailable
Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Florida Watershed Restoration Act
Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act

Maintenance

Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn
Growing Turfgrass in the Shade
Preparing to Plant a Florida Lawn
St Augustinegrass – Made for the Florida Shade?
Thatch and its Control
Considerations for Developing a Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Contract
Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions that Address Environmental Issues in Residential Communities
Community Tree Care
Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Land Use/Development

Conservation Options for Private Landowners in Florida
Green Roofs in Urban Landscapes
Florida's Growth Management Act: An Introduction and Overview
Comprehensive Planning for Growth Management in Florida
Florida's Council of 100 and the Future of Water Supply Management in Florida
* Currently unavailable
Locating Federal Environmental Law: The United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulation
Florida Growth Management: Public Participation and the Plan Amendment Process
Participation in Florida Growth Management Decisions