You may not have seen these subterranean pests, but during the summer months, juvenile mole crickets have been busy feeding and growing larger. During the autumn many of these insects will develop into adults, but all will be… Read More
The past month has been wet in comparison to the dry spring this year. This has put extra stress on your lawn. Drought stressed lawns followed by high moisture is a recipe for pathogens including fungi. Water should… Read More
Homeowners with St. Augustinegrass and Zoysiagrass are starting to see tiny tan moths erratically flying over the lawn. These moths will rest in turf and other groundcovers and fly up when disturbed. They are not strong flyers so… Read More
By Ralph E. Mitchell Nematodes are practically everywhere in our Florida soils and most, believe it or not, are beneficial. Some of these microscopic worms are damaging to plants however, and can be a problem for our area… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Dukes, director of the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named a Fellow by a prestigious national organization. The American Society… Read More
Q: I am considering replacing my St. Augustinegrass with zoysiagrass. What can you tell me about the general care of this grass?
A: I understand you are frustrated with your St. Augustinegrass but there are advantages and disadvantages to all warm season grasses grown in our area. However, if you plan to replace the whole lawn with zoysiagrass it is… Read More
Q: Please tell me the proper times to water and how much to water. Are we really supposed to water shrubs differently than grass? I am so frustrated at all the different pieces of information, I just want… Read More
Q: I was told my yard needed to be de-thatched. This procedure will be costly, how do I know if I need it done?
A: I get this question quite often and I am glad to have an opportunity to address it. The best information regarding thatch in Florida lawns comes from a University of Florida publication by Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Dr…. Read More
Q: I am tired of replacing the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the road. What alternatives are available to me/
Q: I am tired of replacing the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the road. If I try to water it properly so much water ends up on the road and the sidewalk and then down the… Read More
Q: I just purchased a property on Amelia Island. The lawn has been neglected for a number of years. It is St. Augustinegrass but in places very thin and of course, weedy. There are a number of large… Read More