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Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus


November 4, 2020

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

Category: Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brown Spots, Brown Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots, Dead Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots In Turf, Fungus In Lawn, Lawn Dying, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/10/20.


November 3, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Green Industries, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Hwooten, Law, Local Fertilizer Ordinance, Orange County, Required, Trained Applicator, Training, Urban Fertilizer
Lawn with mature winter annual lawn weeds in spring

Confusion on Timing of Winter Annual Lawn Weed Control


October 26, 2020

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Annual Weeds, Cool-season Weeds, Herbicides, Lawn, Preemergence, Preventing, Weed Control, Weeds, Winter Weeds
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Problems With High pH?


October 6, 2020

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Acid, Acidity, Alkaline, Alkalkinity, Chelated Nutrients, Hwooten, Nutrient Deficiency, PH, Soil, Soil Test, Test Soil, Urban Soil

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan


October 6, 2020

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Compact Soil, Compaction, Hard Soil, Hwooten, Landscape, New Construction, Soil, Urban, Urban Landscape, Urban Soil

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