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,… 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… Read More
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?
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… 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… Read More
Q: I am considering replacing my lawn at the beach with Seashore paspalum grass. Where can I get it?
A: You will probably have some difficulty locating this grass for the home landscape as we have had very little success with it becoming completely established here. The common mistakes made with St. Augustinegrass are… Read More
A: The reason you have been having difficulty finding fescue grass at local garden centers is because fescue is a cool season grass and does not grow well in this area. Northeast Florida is far… Read More
A: The first and most important thing to know is the soil pH. This grass likes an acid, infertile soil with pH around 5.0 to 5.5. Centipedegrass is a slow growing, low maintenance grass with… Read More
Q: I am having some difficulty keeping my centipedegrass healthy. I have been using a common fertilizer found at any of the garden centers but a friend told me to call you because I might… Read More
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?
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… Read More
Q: I was considering replacing some of my lawn but I was told not to plant victory grass in its place. What can you tell me about victory grass? A: I have not heard of… Read More