Tag Archive: Yard

There’s a Coyote in the Front Yard!

About two years ago, my son was mowing the lawn when he came across something orange and furry lying in the grass. He backed away and yelled for his dad, but the damage had already been done—he had come across the remains of our orange tabby cat, killed overnight by a larger predator. Emotional repercussions …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/26/theres-a-coyote-in-the-front-yard/

Rain Gardens Offer Option for Problem Areas of Yard

Rain gardens can make a beautiful addition to a home landscape. Photo courtesy UF IFAS Northwest Florida experienced record-setting floods this spring, and many landscapes, roads, and buildings suffered serious damage due to the sheer force of water moving downhill. That being said, we are just entering our summer “rainy season,” so it may be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/27/rain-gardens-offer-option-for-problem-areas-of-yard/

Composting Recycles Yard Waste, Makes It Beneficial

With all of the rainy weather Northwest Florida has been having this summer, plenty of excess yard debris is littering our yards. Don’t put it in the landfill, Compost It ! Compost Pile Compost is used primarily in bed preparation to improve the soil and can even be used in preparing potting mixes. Partially composted material …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/05/composting-recycles-yard-waste-makes-it-beneficial/