Category: Lawn

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

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Fact Sheets: Lawns and Turfs | Anthacnose | Cerospora Leaf Spot | St Augustine Grass | Fairy Ring | Fertilization | Gray Leaf Spot | Nitrate Leaching | Rust | Pythium Root Rot | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Lawns/Turfs      Anthracnose     BMP for Home Lawns     Bugs in St. Augustinegrass      ‘Captiva’ St. Augustinegrass     Cercospora Leaf Spot    Disease Identification     Drought     Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn     Establishing Your Lawn     Fairy Ring… Read More

Fact Sheets: Irrigation | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Irrigation     Cape Coral (City) Irrigation Schedule     FAQ on Landscape Irrigation     Irrigation in Dry May     Reclaimed Water:  What’s in it, Where does it go?     Reclaimed Water:  Constituents of Concern     Reclaimed Water:  Frequently Asked Questions     Soft and Squishy Lawns      Water Restriction… Read More

Sprinkler Checkup – Part 2 – Rain Sensors!

In a recent blog post, we covered the basics of doing a sprinkler “wet-check.” (If you missed that post, or want a quick review, click here.) In today’s post, we’re focusing entirely on rain sensors, and how/why they… Read More

UF Research Center Celebrates 50 Years of Keeping Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – Few residents may think of the University of Florida and a team of researchers when they look at their trees, shrubs, or vegetable gardens. But, UF scientists’ research on pests, urban landscaping and local food… Read More

Fall Fertilization for Healthy Lawns and Waterways

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent and Josh Kutyna, Extension office Program Assistant As most of us know by now, Indian River County has enacted a fertilization ban which runs from June 1st – September 30th…. Read More

Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests

Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina. Same hedge, about 6  years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge’s failure. Ficus whiteflies… Read More

Hurricanes and the Landscape: Last Minute Preparations

When tropical systems threaten you, what should you do?  Preparation in the landscape can be key to protect your investment in your property and personal safety during hurricane season. Prepare Well in Advance One key idea to preparing… Read More