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Additional Modules


North Florida Trees


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted trees in North Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

North Florida Shrubs


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted shrubs in North Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

Central Florida Trees


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted trees in Central Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

Central Florida Shrubs


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted shrubs in Central Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

South Florida Trees


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted trees in South Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

South Florida Shrubs


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to ten commonly planted shrubs in South Florida and teaches methods for growing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, light and moisture requirements, and salt and drought tolerance.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

Tree and Shrub - Design, Selection, and Maintenance


Celeste White
UF/IFAS Orange County Extension

This module introduces the participant to the basic concepts of Florida-friendly landscape design and maintenance. Plant selection, considering site conditions, and designing water- and effort-saving gardens are all part of the planning process. The participant will also become familiar with irrigation, fertilization, and other cultural practices as recommended by UF/IFAS.

Completion Time: 25-30 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

Pruning


Henry Mayer
UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension

This module introduces the participant to the value of pruning as a landscape management tool and its importance for overall plant health. By the unit’s end, the participant should know the basic techniques for pruning ornamentals, trees, and palms.

Completion Time: 50-60 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

How to Use the FYN Plant List


Multiple UF/IFAS Authors
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

By the end of this module, the participant will be able to use the FYN Florida-friendly plant list. Plan list symbols will be identified and steps to choose plants will be discussed.

Completion Time: 8-10 minutes
Cost: free

Basic Botany


Cathy Feser
UF/IFAS Collier County Extension

In this module, the participant learns about the basic parts of a plant and how those parts function to make the plant grow. Parts of plant cells are examined in detail, as are plant growth and reproduction.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes
Cost: $10.00 US
  

Ground Covers


Cathy Feser
UF/IFAS Collier County Extension

Ground covers—plants that grow laterally to cover the ground—are the topic of this module. Though the ten ground covers discussed here are suitable for all Florida climate zones, some will thrive better in certain locations than in others. The growth rate, light requirements, and salt and drought tolerance for each are covered in detail.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: $5.00 US
  

Ground Covers - Advanced


Cathy Feser
UF/IFAS Collier County Extension

The ground covers described in this module are not as common as those in the basic Ground Covers module, but they are becoming more widely used. Supervisors should know these twelve plants and how to maintain them, so that they can properly instruct their crews.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: $5.00 US
  

North Florida Turf


Dr. Laurie Trenholm
UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture

This module introduces the participant to commonly planted turfgrass species in North Florida and teaches methods for managing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, mowing heights, light and fertilizer requirements, and drought tolerance. An introduction to turfgrass BMPs or Best Management Practices is also included.

Completion Time: 30-40 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

Central Florida Turf


Dr. Laurie Trenholm
UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture

This module introduces the participant to commonly planted turfgrass species in Central Florida and teaches methods for managing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, mowing heights, light and fertilizer requirements, and drought tolerance. An introduction to turfgrass BMPs or Best Management Practices is also included.

Completion Time: 30-40 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

South Florida Turf


Dr. Laurie Trenholm
UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture

This module introduces the participant to commonly planted turfgrass species in South Florida and teaches methods for managing them successfully in the landscape. Physical and visual characteristics are discussed, as well as common pest problems, mowing heights, light and fertilizer requirements, and drought tolerance. An introduction to turfgrass BMPs or Best Management Practices is also included.

Completion Time: 30-40 minutes
Cost: $15.00 US
  

The Nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principles


Multiple UF/IFAS authors

Landscaping the Florida-friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future.

Completion Time: 20-30 minutes
Cost: free
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