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Lawn & Garden

Florida gardening presents unique challenges, so we offer research-based assistance, information, and advice. Whether you are developing a vegetable garden, choosing landscape plants, or seeking information about lawn care, our resources will help you make your yard green and beautiful.

To find out what Extension services are available in your area or to get personal assistance, please contact your county Extension office.

The Importance of Honeybees

UF/IFAS Bee Expert Dr. Jaime Ellis explains why honeybees are important. More...  More»

Plant of the Month: Gardenias

Learn more about gardenias, which are sweet-smelling evergreen shrubs. More...  More»

Planting in May

In May, temperatures increase throughout the state, so Florida gardeners should opt for heat-tolerant plants. Use these recommendations, which are based on Florida’s climate zones, to see what you should plant this month. Find out which region you live in using the gardening region map. North Florida Annuals:  More»

Growing Fruits in Containers

Did you know a wide variety of fruits can be successfully grown in containers? More...  More»

22 Ideas for a Low-Care, Low-Cost Landscape

With planning and the right plants, a low-care, low-cost landscape can be possible. More...  More»