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
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
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has been saying since October, that weak La Nina conditions are in place, and there is a better than 50% chance that it will remain through April 2018. Typically La Nina means we have warmer ... READ MORE
A: Shade tolerant lawn grass needs about 4 hours of sunlight to perform properly. If you do not feel your site has sufficient sunlight consider some alternative ground covers such as Asiatic jasmine, mondo grass, liriope or Aztec grass. If you ... READ MORE
Q: What is wrong with my St. Augustinegrass? It seems to be dying in large areas all around my yard.
A: I have received dozens of phone calls and office visits regarding this very question within the last two weeks. Because of all the rain ... READ MORE
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
A: After talking to you about how to care for your lawn grass we realized the lawn was not being watered deeply enough. St. Augustinegrass should be watered about 1 inch each time, which is quite a lot of water. This grass responds well to watering ... READ MORE
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
From the UF-IFAS EDIS Article by Dr. Phil Harmon, UF Department of Plant Pathology:
Mosaic disease of St. Augustinegrass was first reported in the 1960s in sugarcane producing areas of Palm Beach County, Florida. In the 10 ... READ MORE