You set your automatic sprinkler, and it activates, right on schedule – even if it’s raining. Many people see rain as a bonus – on top of their sprinkler -- when they should view precipitation as their cue to conserve water, University ... READ MORE
As we prepare our yards for a fresh start in 2023, perhaps one of our New Year’s resolutions can be to be to make some changes in how we maintain our landscape. By doing so perhaps we can save some money and have a healthier landscape ... READ MORE
This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include a seminar on what to do and not to do during the fall in our North Florida lawns, landscapes and gardens. The Home ... 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
Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows.
For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... 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
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
Turfgrass remains a popular groundcover for most home landscapes. Perennial peanut offers potential as a turfgrass companion in North Florida. Learn the pros and cons of using perennial peanut with existing turfgrass with UF IFAS Extension Escambia ... READ MORE
If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you.
First, ... READ MORE
The next Gardening in the Panhandle Live webinar will be 3/31/2022 at 12 noon Central Time. The topic is “Turfgrass and Groundcovers” and Dr. Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS Turfgrass Specialist, will be one of the panelists. This hour-long broadcast ... READ MORE