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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.


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»


Plant of the Month: Basil

Find out why basil, a popular herb, is the featured plant this month. More...  More»


Planting in April

Spring is in full swing during April, and Florida gardeners can continue to grow warm-season crops. Follow these suggestions to find out what you can plant in your region this month. (You can find your Florida region using theĀ gardening region map.) North Florida Annuals: Gardeners in North Florida can plant new coleus varieties, which will do  More»


Renovating Gardens

Take your garden to the next level with these renovation tips from UF/IFAS horticulturist Erin Alvarez.  More»


Spring Vegetable Garden

From the sun to fresh air to nutritious fresh vegetablesĀ to even exercise, growing a vegetable garden offers plenty of benefits. When you pay attention to the right planting dates, vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida. While this guide provides recommendations primarily for home gardens, the information may be useful for container, community, and market gardens, as well as others. Steps to a Vegetable Garden  More»