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. The fact sheet includes comprehensive reference lists. It was published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in 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. The fact sheet was ublished by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in 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. The fact sheet was published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture in 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. The fact sheet was published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture in 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture in December 2008.

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

ENH-1115 – a 10-page fact sheet by J.B. Sartain, 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture in December 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was ublished by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics in December 2008. 

PI175/PI211 Using your handheld lawn and garden sprayer

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

SL-267/MG450 Soils and fertilizers 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science in September 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science in 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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science in November 2008.

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

SL-276, a three-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. The fact sheet, which includes references, was published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science in November 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 released in January 2009. The book contains two ordinance models addressing nonpoint sources of pollution from landscapes. One model is more comprehensive and includes water conservation and other issues; the other addresses only 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 (developed by the UF College of Law for the Florida-Friendly Landscape program) is included.

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