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Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass


March 23, 2020

How to obtain a composite soil sample for Florida's warm season turf grass. STEP 1. Make a composite sample. STEP 2. Click HERE to download and print Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form and complete. Crop codes for lawns are on reverse. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Gardens, Levy County, North Florida, Turf, Turfgrass, Yard

A NOT so Friendly Native Plant: Heartleaf Nettle or Fireweed


February 9, 2020

As a sixth generation Floridian, I encourage people to plant and protect native plants. Native plants are critical to our native pollinators and other wildlife. However, one winter afternoon as I strolled through my yard, I bent down to pull ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf,
Tags: Cattle, Fireweed, Heartleaf Nettle, Herbicide, Livestock, Native Plants, North Florida, Polliantors, Suwannee County, Turfgrass, Weeds, Wildlife, Winter Annual

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection


November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

Some Plants Toxic To Dogs


May 1, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison With the warmer weather the time for outdoor activities has arrived for all living in the area. It causes much consternation with many parents to have children who want only to stare at a phone ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dogs, Florida Plants, Lawn Care, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pet Management, Toxic Plants, UF IFAS Extension

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