Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

Recreation and Leisure

Caring For Lawn, Home Garden and Landscaping Plants


Florida gardening presents unique challenges because of the state's different growing zones, varieties of soil types, and insects and diseases that can affect plants. The University of Florida (UF), through its Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Cooperative Extension Offices, offers research-based assistance, information and advice.

Whether you are developing a vegetable garden, choosing landscape plants, or seeking information about lawn care, your local UF-IFAS extension office can help. Local county extension agents can provide you with information about planting seasons based on climate zones, gardening basics, choosing plants, demonstration gardens, design and layout, maintenance and care, problems, seeds and propagation, insect pests and diseases, and more.  Local offices also provide testing of soil samples.

Extension Office Locator

Below are links to the County Cooperative Extension Office in each of Florida's counties. Click on the county name to visit the website for the office in that county, where you can direct your question to a local lawn and garden expert in your area.

Florida County Extension Offices
Alachua Desoto Hendry Levy Osceola Suwannee
Baker Dixie Hernando Liberty Palm Beach Taylor
Bay Duval Highlands Madison Pasco Union
Bradford Escambia Hillsborough Manatee Pinellas Volusia
Brevard Flagler Holmes Marion Polk Wakulla
Broward Franklin Indian River Martin Putnam Walton
Calhoun Gadsden Jackson Miami-Dade Santa Rosa Washington
Charlotte Gilchrist Jefferson Monroe Sarasota  
Citrus Glades Lafayette Nassau Seminole  
Clay Gulf Lake Okaloosa St. Johns  
Collier Hamilton Lee Okeechobee St. Lucie  
Columbia Hardee Leon Orange Sumter  

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