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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.


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»


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 the gardening region map.) North Florida Annuals: Gardeners in North Florida can plant new coleus varieties, which will do  More»