Mobile and Web Applications from the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Gardening information is now at your fingertips with our mobile web tools.
Florida Fresh is a new mobile app that provides a list of fruits and vegetables available fresh in stores and markets at this time of year based on your zip code. There's also a list of what edibles you can plant in your garden right now. Detailed information on each fruit and vegetable is provided, along with links to other educational resources.
Trees: North & Central Florida
The Trees: North & Central Florida mobile application is a readily accessible field guide for professionals, Master Gardeners, educators, and those interested in identifying the trees of north and central Florida. Written by Andrew Koeser, Gitta Hasing, Melissa Friedman, and Robert Irving.
- 140 Florida native, introduced, and invasive species
- Beautiful color photographs for each species
- Special notes about natural history, as well as commercial and cultural uses
- Tag and save your favorite trees
- Share trees via email, text, and social media
- App comes with 20 trees for free, but the remaining 120 can be unlocked for $3.99
- Also available in softcover book form from the UF/IFAS Bookstore.
Gardening Solutions, the app
The free Gardening Solutions app helps Florida homeowners stay on top of their lawn and garden maintenance. Developed by the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE), the app provides Florida residents with the ability to create and manage their own virtual landscape. It also pushes helpful landscape maintenance notifications to users based on their zip code and the plants in their virtual landscape.
- 50 common landscape plants with plans to add another 100 in the next release
- Push notifications remind when to plant, fertilize, or prune, often with links to more in-depth information
- Details such as botanical family, growing conditions, and bloom time
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Plant Guide
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Plant Guide features more than 400 Florida-Friendly plants that can be selected by their type, shape, and sun tolerance. Each plant is accompanied by a color photo.
The mobile web tool allows users to simply plug in their zip code to get specific gardening-zone recommendations for temperature tolerance and watering requirements.
The plant guide works on any device with a web-enabled browser, such as an iPhone, Android, or tablet. It has an annual cost of $1.99 a year.
The new Landscape Pests app and mobile website helps users diagnosis and learn about common insect and mite pests found in Florida and elsewhere in the southeastern United States. Users can search for pests using menus based on plant host or damage symptom, as well as by common or scientific name.
Landscape Pests currently features nearly 300 pests, and will continue development to expand the numbers of pests, as well as search capability.