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drip sprinkler Water Your Lawn Wisely

Did you remember to set your irrigation controller to water up to twice a week now that we are in Daylight Savings Time? Did you check your irrigation system to see if it needs some adjustment? Are you applying 3/4" - 1" of water per week? Do you have a working rain sensor? Remember, lawns do not guzzle water, they use what they need and the rest is wasted so don't over water your lawn. More...

Stokes aster Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Florida-friendly landscapes are all about using "Right Plant in the Right Place" to use less water and fertilizer, which also means less money. More...

Irrigation sprinkler Urban Irrigation Tool

You've heard us say not to water when it's not needed. Now we give you a tool to figure out exactly when to water. More...

Vegetable GardenFlorida Vegetable Garden Guide

Are you using the best varieties of vegetables that grow well in Florida? Check out this listing on pages 8-10. Also includes the Orange County Warm Season/Cool Season Planting Charts. Get the Guide...

OCCG Logo So You Want to Start A Community Garden

It is a great way to bring the community together to develop friendships, healthy lifestyle habits, save money, and for those intergenerational gardens that involve both youth and adults—build lifeskills in youth. Get a copy of the "Orange County Community Gardener's Guide". More...

Irrigation sprinkler Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk is a self-directed, online program designed to help participants reduce their risk of cancer through healthy lifestyle choices. There is no cost for this nine-module University of Florida IFAS Extension program. For more information and to register...

Holding money Saving Money

Saving money seems simple, but setting money aside can be difficult in practice. Here are our tips. More...

Butterfly Water for Wildlife

You can help out birds, frogs, butterflies, lizards, and more with a few well-placed sources of fresh, clean water. More...

teach Get Involved with 4-H

Join a 4-H club, or volunteer with us! Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H programs for youth. More...

Using a credit card Credit Scores & Reports

Tracking your credit scores and reports lets you keep on top of your credit history and any bad credit you may have. More...

Garden hose Reclaimed Water FAQ

Unlike "grey water," reclaimed water has been treated and has many uses. Is it safe for the vegetable garden? Read question #10 in this FAQ. More...