Why does soil pH matter?
The foundation of every successful garden starts with quality soil. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, or any other plant matter, you must be aware of your soil pH and understand that it can ... READ MORE
Typically, this time of year many homeowners are tackling a variety of weeds in their landscapes. One of those weeds may very well be the invasive and aggressive weed known as Doveweed (Murdannia nudifflora). Doveweed emerges when average temperatures ... READ MORE
As an Extension Agent or a Master Gardener Volunteer, we oftentimes find ourselves serving as plant doctors, or even as investigators trying to solve mysteries on the farm or landscape. One type of case we see quite frequently is the mysterious ... READ MORE
Chinch bugs have long been a major pest in St. Augustine lawns, but did you know they can also cause damage in other lawn grasses as well? Recently on a site visit, I came across a zoysia lawn with brown patches and when it was disturbed, ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Proper grazing management is the best insurance on bahiagrass pastures, but re-establishment is sometimes necessary.
Follow an 8" and 3" rule: when the grass
reaches 8" allow horses to graze, and when it
reaches 3" remove animals from ... READ MORE
Often, I am on farms and get asked the million dollar question “Why don’t I have any grass?” or “How can I grow grass?” As much as I wish I held the secret to rapid, prolific grass; I do not. I do, however, have some tips to help ... READ MORE