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A healthy lawn increases the value of a property, reduces soil erosion, cools the air, and reduces glare and noise. It also filters and traps sediment and pollutants that could otherwise contaminate surface waters and groundwater.

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Homeowner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn

EP236/ENH979 by Alex J. Lindsey, Marco Schiavon, J. Bryan Unruh, and Laurie E. TrenholmDecember 12th, 2023A healthy lawn is an important component of an urban landscape. Not only do lawns increase the value of a property, but they also reduce soil erosion, filter stormwater runoff, cool the air, and reduce glare and noise. A healthy lawn effectively filters and traps sediment and pollutants that could otherwise contaminate surface waters and groundwater. This publication is intended for those who maintain their own lawn and landscapes.

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Horticultural Workshops and Events- January 2024

Wayne HobbsJanuary 12th, 2024Come out of the cold and rainy weather this January to learn more about horticulture with the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County and our amazing Master Gardener Volunteers . Here are some of our available workshops this month: Homeowner Hydroponics: Learn about how to start and manage your own hydroponic systems in this fun workshop, you […]