IFAS publications

AE436 Summary of IFAS turf and landscape irrigation recommendations

AE436, a nine-page illustrated fact sheet by Michael D. Dukes, reviews current turfgrass and landscape irrigation recommendations and unifies them to provide a coordinated science-based turf and landscape irrigation recommendation. Includes comprehensive reference lists. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, December 2008.

AE441 LEED for homes: Explanation of the landscape irrigation budget calculation for Florida

AE441, a three-page fact sheet by Michael D. Dukes, explains the landscape irrigation budget found under “Landscaping” in the LEED for Homes Rating System. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, January 2009.

ENH63/EP054 Let your lawn tell you when to water

ENH-63, a three-page illustrated fact sheet by L.E. Trenholm and J. Bryan Unruh, helps homeowners avoid overwatering their lawns by operating irrigation systems only when the lawn shows signs of drought stress. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, November 2008.

ENH1113/WQ144 Frequently asked questions about Florida-friendly landscaping

ENH-1113, a seven-page fact sheet by Laurie Trenholm, Esen Momol and Terril Nell, was created to help guide local government officials in developing local regulations based on science. It addresses common concerns related to Florida-friendly landscapes, water pollution prevention, water conservation, mulches, plant and turfgrass selection, maintenance professionals and certification programs. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2008.

ENH1114/WQ142 Frequently asked questions about landscape irrigation for Florida-friendly landscaping ordinances

ENH-1114 - an eight-page fact sheet by Michael D. Dukes, Laurie E. Trenholm, Ed Gilman, Chris J. Martinez, John L. Cisar and Thomas H. Yeager - was created to help guide local government officials in developing local regulations based on science. It uses a question and answer format to address common concerns related to water, irrigation and landscapes and their maintenance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2008.

ENH1115/WQ143 Frequently asked questions about landscape fertilization for Florida-friendly landscaping ordinances

ENH-1115, a 10-page fact sheet by Sartain, J.B., L.E. Trenholm, E.F. Gilman, T.A. Obreza, and G. Toor, was created to help guide local government officials in developing local regulations based on science. It uses a question-and-answer format to address common concerns related to fertilizers, best management practices (BMPs), landscapes and their maintenance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2008.

FE756 Conservation pricing for residential water supply

FE756 - a seven-page fact sheet by Tatiana Borisova, Burcin Unel and Colin Rawls - defines the criteria used to design and evaluate conservation-based rates, considers alternative rate structures, and briefly discusses challenges posed by conservation-oriented rates for utility companies. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, November 2008.

FE757 Florida's water resources

FE757, a nine-page illustrated fact sheet by Roy R. Carriker and Tatiana Borisova, provides an overview of Florida’s water resources organized with reference to the hydrologic cycle. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, December 2008. 

SL270/SS489 Florida’s total maximum daily load program after seven years of implementation

SL270, a three-page fact sheet by Mark W. Clark and William F. DeBusk, describes what a TMDL is, implementation of the program in Florida, contaminants triggering the process, and possible reclassification of state water body “designated uses.” Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, October 2008.

PI175/PI211 Using your handheld lawn and garden sprayer

PI-175, a four-page illustrated fact sheet by F. M. Fishel, advises homeowners in choosing the right type of handheld sprayer and using it properly. Includes examples and references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, January 2009.

SL-267/MG450 Soils and fertlilizers for master gardeners: Soil fertility

SL-267, a two-page fact sheet by Amy L. Shober, explains the chemical properties of the soil that influence soil fertility and discusses the fertility of Florida’s soils. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, September 2008.

SL268/MG451 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Soil physical properties

SL268, a four-page illustrated fact sheet by Amy L. Shober, is part of the Florida Master Gardener Handbook. It describes some of the basic physical properties of soil. Includes reference. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, October 2008.

SL271/MG452 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Organisms in the soil

SL-271, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Amy L. Shober, discusses different types of organisms and their impact on the soil environment. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2008.

SL272/MG453 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Soil drainage and water-holding capacity

SL-272, a three-page illustrated fact sheet by Amy L. Shober, helps homeowners understand the natural water status of local soils, allowing them to make decisions about plant selection and irrigation needs. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2008.

SL273/MG454 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Soil organic

SL-273, a three-page illustrated fact sheet by Gurpal S. Toor and Amy L. Shober, educates homeowners about the importance of soil organic matter and provides suggestions about how to build the organic matter in garden and landscape soils. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2008.

SL274/MG455 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Soil formation in Florida

SL274, a four-page illustrated fact sheet by Amy L. Shober and Thomas Obreza, provides information about types of soils found in Florida and the factors that influenced their formation. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2008.

SL276/MG456 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Urban soils and their management issues

SL-276, a 3-page fact sheet by Amy L. Shober and Gurpal S. Toor, is part of the Florida Master Gardener Handbook. It describes the characteristics of urban soils and the associated management issues, specifically for soils in residential landscapes. Includes references. Published by the UF Soil and Water Science Department, December 2008.

SL277/MG457 Soils and fertilizers for master gardeners: Glossary of soil and fertilizer terms

SL277, a four-page illustrated fact sheet by Shawna Loper and Amy L. Shober, contains the definitions of important soil and fertilizer terms used throughout the Soils and Fertilizers for Master Gardeners EDIS series. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, December 2008.

Florida-friendly guidance models for ordinances, covenants and restrictions (PDF)

This manual, a joint Florida-Friendly Landscape document from FDEP and the University of Florida, was just released in January 2009. The book contains two ordinance models addressing nonpoint sources of pollution from landscapes, one of which is more comprehensive and includes water conservation and other issues, and one of which only addresses fertilizer application. Both are reflective of many findings of the 2007 Consumer Fertilizer Task Force.  

In addition, a revised version of the Florida Friendly Codes, Covenants and Restrictions is included (developed by the UF College of Law for the Florida-Friendly Landscape program). 

Joe Sewards, M.S.
jsewards@volusia.org 
Urban/Residential Horticulture
Extension Agent
Master Gardener Coordinator

DeLand
386-822-5778

Daytona Beach
386-257-6012

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3368