Although not a panacea for lawncare issues, Bermudagrass is a hardy turf option, tough enough to handle lots of foot traffic and horsing around (no pun intended). Because of its tough-enough reputation, Bermudagrass is the species of choice ... READ MORE
When it comes to turf choices for a lawn, Zoysiagrass can spark mixed reactions. Because of its dense growth habit, when well cared for, a Zoysia lawn is a beauty to behold: a verdant outdoor carpet that feels great on bare feet. The caveat ... READ MORE
Of all the turfgrass types suited for South Florida landscapes, it doesn't get any easier than Bahiagrass. It typically requires less irrigation and nutrient (fertilizer) requirements than most other turfgrass types and is also less susceptible ... READ MORE
Riddle me this – when is an ornamental plant associated with a flavoring? When it is society garlic! This common perennial ornamental has a garlic scent when touched, but its main landscape feature is as an ornamental as it sports ... READ MORE
When it comes to foolproof lawncare for St. Augustinegrass, less can sometimes be more. How, you ask? Read on to learn more!
Reduced mowing frequency (and increased mowing height) contributes to healthier shoots and roots. Turfgrass ... 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
Epiphytes are plants that get their nutrients and moisture from the air and rain. They also manage to cling to surfaces like tree trunks, branches, or rocks. One very popular epiphyte is the staghorn fern. This unusual ... READ MORE
“Worm” is our common word for invertebrate animals that have soft, elongated bodies. When most people think of worms, they usually think of nightcrawlers or red wigglers. Both may be called earthworms since they both are found in the earth, ... READ MORE
One flowering bulb that always catches my eye in the garden center spring bulb displays is the calla lily. A member of the Aroid family, this flowering plant forms a spathe with a central spadix where the true flowers reside. The colorful part ... READ MORE
Sweet potatoes are surprising plants. Native to tropical America, this tuberous relative of the Morning Glory, is both edible and ornamental. An excellent source of vitamin A, the tubers come in yellow, orange and purple-colored flesh. While ... READ MORE