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Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

How to Tame a Wild Yard

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)Marion County Extension Service will present a two-day Florida-Friendly Landscaping program from 9 a.m. to noon on February 16 and 17. Face masks and registration are mandatory. Social distancing protocols will be implemented.


Participants will learn how to transform a dull, troublesome yard into a landscape that is attractive to people and wildlife; conserves and protects our water; and saves you money and frustration. Topics include plant selection, irrigation, fertilizing, attracting wildlife, mulch and landscape pest management. The course includes materials and an optional guided tour of the demonstration gardens.


Admission is free. Location: 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, next to the livestock pavilion. Register by Feb. 12 at 352-671-8400