Category: Lawn

Fact Sheets: Lawns and Turfs | Anthacnose | Cerospora Leaf Spot | St Augustine Grass | Fairy Ring | Fertilization | Gray Leaf Spot | Nitrate Leaching | Rust | Pythium Root Rot | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Turf

Lawns/Turfs      Anthracnose     BMP for Home Lawns     Bugs in St. Augustinegrass      ‘Captiva’ St. Augustinegrass     Cercospora Leaf Spot    Disease Identification     Drought     Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn     Establishing Your Lawn     Fairy Ring… Read More

Fact Sheets: Irrigation | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Irrigation     Cape Coral (City) Irrigation Schedule     FAQ on Landscape Irrigation     Irrigation in Dry May     Reclaimed Water:  What’s in it, Where does it go?     Reclaimed Water:  Constituents of Concern     Reclaimed Water:  Frequently Asked Questions     Soft and Squishy Lawns      Water Restriction… Read More

Fact Sheets: Groundcovers | Creeping and Clumping Groundcovers | Perennial Peanut | Walkable Groundcovers | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Groundcovers     Creeping and Clumping Ground Covers     Flax Lily, Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata,’ and Armored Scales (pdf) – coming soon     Perennial Peanut in the Urban Landscape     Walkable Groundcovers

Fact Sheets: What’s Blooming by the month | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

What’s Blooming?     List of Fact Sheets, Power Points and Videos      January         Peach (Prunus persica)     February         Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta)         Walter’s Viburnum     March         Yellow Tabebuia (Tabebuia spp.)         April           Dinner Plate Tree (Pterospermum acerifolium)     May          Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)          Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea species)     June          Hedge Cactus (Cereus… Read More

Event: Florida Regional Turf Seminar, Fort Myers | Feb 27th 2018

Turf

The Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) hosts 12 Regional Turf Seminars throughout the state of Florida. These seminars provide local education programs on topics such as pests and diseases, weeds, BMPs, regulatory issues, safety and pesticide usage. Attendees will… Read More

Event: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Exam Preparation and Exam | 2018

IFAS Event GI BMP in Spanish

If you cut lawns and maintain ornamentals around houses and wish to apply pesticides, including Round-up, on the job, then this six-hour class is a requirement before obtaining the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance license (erroneously called the Roundup… Read More

Fact Sheets: Horticulture and Gardening Publications | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

Gardening Publications A-Z Administration     Annual Report 2011-12 Annuals     Annual-Flowers-Bedding Plants     Gardening with Annuals in Florida Ants    Ants    Carpenter Ants – coming soon    Crazy Ants    Imported Fire Ants on Lawns and Turf     Aquatic Plants     Aquatic Plants – Planting Depths for… Read More

Q and A: I have recently purchased several acres and am having a hard time getting rid of air potato. Can you provide me with some information?

air potato

from S.H., in North Fort Myers Answer: Florida is home to many exotic invasive plants. The air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is one of many. Control of exotic/invasive plants can be difficult and tiring. There are several methods of… Read More