Lawns, playing fields, golf courses, parks and many other outdoor areas are part of the multi-billion-dollar turfgrass industry. That industry provides aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the Sunshine State.
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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. In Orange County, Florida, there ... READ MORE
The Ornamental and Turfgrass Pesticide Applicators License is for people who apply pesticides to lawns and ornamentals in parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and cemeteries. To obtain this license, pesticide applicators must pass both the ... READ MORE
Turfgrasses such as St. Augustine grass, zoysia, and bahia are by far the most commonly planted groundcovers in the state of Florida for residential lawns and common areas. But there are so many more exciting, flowering groundcovers that can ... READ MORE
Many Florida golf course superintendents have long followed the recommended best management practices (BMPs) from University of Florida turfgrass experts, but their certification process is now recognized in a new Florida law that took effect ... READ MORE
Are you tired of mowing your yard, applying fertilizers and fighting turfgrass pests and diseases?
Many central Florida residents are seeking more sustainable, low maintenance yards. Lawns planted with turfgrass can be a lot of maintenance, ... READ MORE
Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) is a virus of great concern for turfgrass aficionados. This past Winter, a local landscaper and I observed mottled, discolored turfgrass in an HOA located in Naples. We submitted samples of the turf to the molecular ... 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
Where is IFASBOOKS this week?
Turf School for Homeowners
UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
7620 SR 471, Suite 2
Bushnell, FL 33513
As any Florida homeowner knows, turfgrass really takes a beating in our state, between flooding and ... READ MORE
The state of NJ cultivated them on road sides, during a labor shortage in the 90s. Neighborhoods across Duval county have had them for years. Garden Clubs cultivate them. You probably had one yourself at one point or another.
The Freedom Lawn
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