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EP004 Drying and Preserving Plant Materials for Decorative Uses
Dried and preserved plant materials are popular for home decor. Dried arrangements can preserve the graceful lines, textures, and colors of flowers and foliage with a subtle and gently aged appearance. This 14-page fact sheet was written by Sydney Park Brown, Patricia White, Benny Tjia, Marion R. Sheehan, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, November 2013.
SS586 Managing Landscape Irrigation to Avoid Soil and Nutrient Losses
Proper irrigation management is critical to conserve and protect water resources and to properly manage nutrients in the home landscape. This 6-page fact sheet was written by George Hochmuth, Laurie Trenholm, Don Rainey, Esen Momol, Claire Lewis, and Brian Niemann, and published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, October 2013.
The Role of Soil Management in Minimizing Water and Nutrient Losses from the Urban Landscape
Soil is an integral part of any ecosystem, but urbanization often changes soils in ways that negatively affect plant development. These practices eventually lead to nutrient losses through stormwater runoff or soil leaching, and these lost nutrients negatively impact groundwater and ecosystems in nearby springs, streams, and water bodies. This 6-page fact sheet was written by George Hochmuth, Laurie Trenholm, Esen Momol, Don Rainey, Claire Lewis, and Brian Niemann, and published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, November 2013.