Your Central Florida Yard

Anne Yasalonis and Julie Schelb

In this podcast we explore how to successfully garden in the unique climate of central Florida.  Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this podcast is for you. So grab your shovel and get ready to dig into this monthly podcast for gardeners in and around the central Florida area! This podcast is brought to you by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County. read less
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Episodes

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes
May 13 2024
Hurricane Prep for Landscapes
Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? Join us to learn how to prepare your garden and landscape for hurricane season along with tips for recovery after the storm. Sources for this Episode: Find your local UF/IFAS Extension office: ⁠https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/⁠ In Polk County, contact the Plant Clinic at 863-519-1041, polkmg@ifas.ufl.edu Your Central Florida Yard ⁠https://centralfloridayard.substack.com/⁠ Hurricane Landscaping https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/weather/hurricane-landscaping.html   Hurricane Recovery: Wind-Resistant Trees for Home, Business, and Park Landscaping  https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/polkco/2017/09/21/hurricane-recovery-wind-resistant-trees-for-home-business-and-park-landscaping/   Trees That Can Withstand Hurricanes https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/trees-and-shrubs/trees/trees-that-can-withstand-hurricanes.html  Is my tree safe? Recognizing conditions that increase the likelihood of tree failure https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP507  Tree Risk Assessment  https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/trees-and-shrubs/trees/tree-risk-assessment.html  Pruning Shade Trees in Landscapes: A Plan for Training Shade Trees https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP276Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters https://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/media/disasterifasufledu-/docs/Florida-Homeowners-Handbook.pdfDisaster Preparation & Recovery https://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/
When Grass Won't Grow
Apr 8 2024
When Grass Won't Grow
Having trouble with your lawn? Learn about possible causes for lawn decline, proper cultural practices, along with groundcover alternatives to help when your grass won't grow. Sources for this Episode: Find your local UF/IFAS Extension office: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/ In Polk County, contact the Plant Clinic at 863-519-1041, polkmg@ifas.ufl.edu Your Central Florida page https://centralfloridayard.substack.com/ Reading the Weeds https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/weeds-and-invasive-plants/reading-the-weeds.html Florida-Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries (page 14: Table 1: Comparison of lawn grasses available for use in Florida) https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/media/fflifasufledu/docs/GIBMP_Manual_Web_English.pdf Weeds as indicators of soil conditions in lawns and landscapes https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP634Landscaping in Florida shade https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP457 Groundcovers for Shade https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/landscaping-for-specific-sites/groundcovers-for-shade.html Rain Gardens https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/types-of-gardens/rain-gardens.html Lawn Insect Pests https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/lawns/problems-and-solutions/lawn-insect-pests.html Turfgrass Disease Identification Chart https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/lawns/problems-and-solutions/turfgrass-disease-flow-chart.html Homeowner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP236