Category: Lawn

Non-chemical Weed Control for Home Landscapes and Gardens

A weed is a persistent plant in your landscape that is in an undesirable location (this can include an undesired plant or a desired plant that’s outgrown its space). While there are several weed control programs to choose from,… Read More

Sea Grapes are Protected, Sometimes….

Posted by: Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent Let’s start with the legal stuff: The Florida Legislature recognized the importance of coastal plant species. Therefore Florida law states that no person, firm, corporation, or governmental agency shall damage or… Read More

Fertilizing in the Summer

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizer. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits the use of Nitrogen and Phosphorous fertilizer applied to turfgrass and… Read More

Palmetto Weevils

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Once considered a minor pest of palms, the palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) has in recent years become a serious problem on Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis) and increasingly on Bismarck… Read More