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
Q: I sometimes hear about different grasses needing either a reel mower or a rotary mower. What are they talking about?
A: Rotary mowers are the typical homeowner mowers that make horizontal cuts to the grass. Rotary mowers operate using electricity or gas. Reel mowers are the old fashioned mowers our grandparents grew up using. Reel mowers make vertical… Read More
Q: Some of the University of Florida publications on lawn grasses talk about vertical mowing. What is vertical mowing? A: The typical lawn mowers used in the home landscape are called rotary as the blades move in a… Read More
Q: You often talk about not overusing Nitrogen fertilizers but isn’t it needed to keep the grass growing?
A: I am going to take a recent study and use parts of it to answer your question. Nitrogen is important for growth but we generally are using too much. A little fertilizer can perk up a St…. Read More
A: I have seen dozens of grass specimens over the last 2 weeks – all of these had root decays and leaf spots on them caused by fungi. Many of these diseases have been caused by a combination… Read More
Tropical storm Cindy left us with saturated soil that can affect turf growth. At this time, it is even more important to manage your sprinkler system so that additional water is not added to turf and ornamental plants…. Read More
Moving into a new home can be an adventure. There are probably many things you love about the house but also many things you wish to change. The same thing goes with a new landscape. You may love the… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many lawns are turning brown and crispy in the drought, but University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences specialists can help homeowners maintain healthy landscapes. Some areas of Florida have received barely… Read More