Category: Lawn

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

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More

Things to Do in the Garden This October

October can be a busy month in the garden and temperatures cool and you actually want to be outside.  Your lawn will begin to grow slower, so not fertilizing and limiting your irrigation if we stay wet can… Read More

Stickers and Thorns Are Hidden Surprises

Dancing On Your Lawn The end of summer has many wishing to enjoy their lawns barefooted for merriment and dancing before the onset of the inevitable cooler weather. Even the ongoing hot weather can be enjoyed, or endured,… Read More