Industry-Specific Resources:
Landscape Maintenance

As a landscape maintenance professional you have a lot of things to worry about. Customer service, employees, and profitability, are just a few of the issues you deal with on a daily basis. Keeping yourself, your employees and even your customers educated is not at the top of your list of problems. Tracking down accurate and detailed information on trees, shrubs, pests and other problems can be a difficult and time consuming process. It's sometimes difficult to know if the information you find on the Internet is accurate and intended for your part of the state. For all those reasons, ProHort was created. Quick easy access to accurate and un-biased information 24/7.

Within one web site you have access to a calendar of events for educating yourself and your employees. You also have access to hundreds of horticulture publications. These publications, when given to your customers, confirm that you're a knowledgeable professional and they lend the credibility of the University of Florida to your company. Growing Concerns, a horticulture newsletter specifically for professionals can help you and your employees stay up to date on the latest research and industry news.

Do you or your employees need to obtain a pesticide license?

Do you need CEUs to renew a pesticide license?
See the Calendar of Events.

Do you need to get your employees certified?

Books & Other Publications

  • Your Florida Landscape - a Complete Guide to Planting and Maintenance - Black and Ruppert
    With more than 30 faculty contributors, this complete resource covers trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers, and vines. Includes the latest research-based information on topics such as planting site evaluation, mulching, watering, fertilizing, pruning, common pests and beneficial insects. Over 240 color plates and 52 illustrations. 234 pp. To order, see the web site or call 352-392-1764. For credit card orders call 1-800-226-1764.
  • Your Florida Guide to Shrubs - Ed Gilman and R. J. Black
    Written for everyone - from the homeowner with limited gardening skills to the landscape professional and property manager. Guides the reader through selecting and maintaining healthy shrubs for all landscape uses. Discusses exotic and native plants and includes a hardiness-zone map and a color, illustrated shrub selection guide. 116 pp. To order, see the web site or call 352-392-1764. For credit card orders call 1-800-226-1764.
  • Your Florida Guide to Bedding Plants: Selection, Establishment and Maintenance - Gilman and Black
    Learn how to select, plant and maintain over 60 flowering and ornamental plants in your home landscape. The book covers gardening in all growing regions of the state and features step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you plant simple containers or design and plant intricate flower beds and keep them attractive and disease-free. Includes sample landscape plans and a 24-page plant selector guide to help you tailor plants to specific growing areas, seasons and planting sites. 72 pp. To order, see the web site or call 352-392-1764. For credit card orders call 1-800-226-1764.
  • Florida Lawn Handbook - K. C. Ruppert and R. J. Black
    This popular guide for homeowners and yard-care professionals features sections on selecting and maintaining lawn grasses; identifying and controlling weeds, diseases, and insects and other pests; and pesticide application and uses. Includes quick-reference tables, black-and-white photographs and illustrations; 212 color plates, 224 pp. To order, see the web site or call 352-392-1764. For credit card orders call 1-800-226-1764.
  • Horticopia CD-Rom Series
    Enormous database of 10,000 plants with 25,000 color photos combined with management, culture and botanical data and test.

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Online Publications

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Professional Associations

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Research Publications

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Trade Magazines

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