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February 7: Free UF/IFAS Extension webinar to provide updates on silent killer of St. Augustinegrass

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January 18, 2023

Florida’s most popular lawn is St. Augustinegrass – a favorite for producing a lush green to dense blue-green turf well-adapted to most soils and regions throughout the state. But in South Florida, a silent killer known as Lethal ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Henry Mayer, Lethal Viral Necrosis, Phil Harmon, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, Urban Lawns

Crabgrass in St. Augustinegrass Lawns

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June 1, 2021

One of the most common summer weeds we see in lawns in Florida is crabgrass. This grass really stands out with its spreading habit away from a center point, growing over the lawn, and is often hairy. There are actually a few different varieties ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: Clay County, Crabgrass, Florida, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Lawn, Pesticide, St. Augustine, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, Weed

St. Augustinegrass Seed? Can’t buy that.

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May 25, 2021

Turfgrass can be tricky in Florida and at times, you may find some thin spots in your yard that you would like to improve. Originally coming from the Northeast, I remember throwing out some Tall Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass seed to accomplish ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscaping, Lawn, Seed, St. Augustinegrass, Turf
Brown St. Augustinegrass

Q: In my neighborhood I have noticed some lawns are already totally brown and dead while others are still green. All of the lawns are St. Augustinegrass so how do you account for the differences?

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July 3, 2017

A: First, simply because the grass blade is brown, does not necessarily mean the grass is totally dead. It is important for the stolon, which is the above ground stem, and roots to be kept alive during the winter months. If the stolon is still ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: St. Augustinegrass

Q: I was thinking about seeding a small, sunny area of my lawn with Argentine bahiasgrass. My neighbor thinks it is a bad idea. What are your thoughts?

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July 3, 2017

A: Argentine bahiagrass is a beautiful grass for home lawns and would be a good choice providing your soil pH is acidic enough. I have found most of the soil in our area is quite the opposite – most soils are alkaline. After testing your ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Argentine Bahiagrass, Bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass

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