It is likely impossible to walk out into a landscape and not see this plant. Although the bane of gardeners as a successful weed, this plant is also a friend of pollinators and butterflies, and the larval host plant of a certain butterfly. ... READ MORE
When we look at turf weeds, they generally fall into three categories – grassy weeds like Common Bermuda grass, broadleaf weeds such as dollarweed, and then there are sedges. Sedges appear almost grass-like in nature but are very different ... READ MORE
Lawns can be an integral part of our landscape, but they also take a lot of time and energy to maintain to a degree of acceptability. Some of us want a turf that is drought tolerant, requires less labor and has low fertilizer requirements. ... READ MORE
New topics each month, presented by Master Gardeners and other experts who provide helpful information and answer general landscaping questions. There is no cost for the presentations.
November through April on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Why would anyone want to plant peanuts in their landscape? I'm not recommending that you plant regular peanuts as a landscape groundcover alternative to turf, but rather perennial peanuts which feature butter-yellow ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Unawares, you could be walking on a Lilliputian orchid in your own lawn and not know it! This orchid is known as the Soldier’s Orchid or Lawn Orchid. I have always known it as the Soldier’s Orchid as I for years have ... READ MORE
Common plant names once again can be confusing and often relate best to how a plant looks at a glance, or even how the flowers smell. Asiatic jasmine is a good example. Not related to a jasmine, Asiatic jasmine is a common and well-loved groundcover ... READ MORE
I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright - our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule! “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms used to describe our local soil conditions. Did ... READ MORE
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 lawns. They feed on grass roots causing ... READ MORE