Category: Lawn

How Cold Weather Affects Landscape Plants

If you live in north or central Florida, you may be aware that tropical, subtropical and recently planted, unestablished plants are more susceptible to cold injury from typical freezing temperatures (such temperatures are rare in south Florida). Tropical and summer… Read More

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

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

Breaking News – Fertilizer Blackout

Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent, and Ross Peterson, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator hamming it up. No human beings were harmed in the making of this video…..LOL For more information on the fertilizer blackout or the fertilizer ordinance please visit… Read More

Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1 – No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Applications

Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance – aimed at… Read More