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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #378 | Original Air Date: August 11, 2021

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Florida’s native soils are often sandy and low in organic matter, making it tough for some vegetables and bedding plants to thrive.

One thing you can do to improve growing conditions is to add organic amendments to your soil. By doing so, you’ll increase the nutrient content of the soil, help soil retain moisture, and also stabilize soil pH.

Organic amendments should be added before you plant an area. Use a shovel or tiller to incorporate composted yard waste or composted cow or horse manure into the soil.

Soil amendments are especially helpful for flower beds and vegetable gardens, since these plants need plenty of nutrients and moisture to perform well.


Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.