If you manage St. Augustinegrass, Zoysiagrass or Bermudagrass you are probably familiar with Large Patch fungal disease, caused by the large patch isolate of Rhizoctonia solani. Some turf managers call the disease Brown Patch, but genome analysis ... READ MORE
There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas. These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or mowing ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE
Calling all peanut butter lovers! What is it about the savory snack that keeps us smacking for more?
If you are working in landscapes all day, consider making a peanut butter sandwich for your daily lunch for less than $1 per sandwich!
The ... READ MORE
Compared to golf course superintendents, cemetery groundskeepers certainly have less fussy clients. But like golf superintendents and sports turf managers, cemetery groundskeepers deal with turf damaged from weather events, foot traffic, vehicle ... READ MORE
Drip, drop, drip. I don't know about you, but nothing quite hits the spot like an autumn rain. It can be the perfect setting for cozy socks, a good book, and a warm cup of tea. Not only does rain provide a soothing ... READ MORE
If you’ve had a history of winter annual weeds in your lawn, the best option is to apply a preemergence herbicide during October. But, winter annual lawn weeds don’t exist yet. They are in the form of seeds now.
Understanding this ... READ MORE
Is your landscape lacking vigor, everything looking a little pale, new growth looking kind of sad?
Avoid issues with high pH soils. Test the soil before designing the landscape or purchasing and installing the plants. The best solution to ... READ MORE
Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are obvious. Urban soils ... READ MORE
In Central Florida there are many species of turfgrass to choose from and within those species are many cultivars. Such a wide selection can make it quite difficult to decide which one is right for your landscape. When choosing, site selection ... READ MORE