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Category: Turf

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/10/20.

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. Fertilizer is… Read More

Problems With High pH?

soil test bag

Is your landscape lacking vigor, everything looking a little pale, new growth looking kind of sad? Avoid issues with high pH soils. Test the soil before designing the landscape or purchasing and installing the plants…. Read More

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure… Read More

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Brown fallen leaf

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits… Read More

Chinch Bug Monitoring

If you enjoy a dense green St. Augustinegrass lawn, then you absolutely hate chinch bugs. They are the biggest pest of St. Augstinegrass lawns! Chinch bugs are very small insects that live in your turf… Read More

Virtual Review and CEUs: Ornamental and Turf and Private Ag Applicator

UF/IFAS Extension offers classes to help you prepare for your professional license exams in addition to keeping you already certified professionals sharp with your continuing education. We offer classes that are more specific to certain… Read More

Insects or Irrigation? Check irrigation system first.

Irrigation Pattern

Turfgrass responds to different seasons and it is mostly driven by light, water, and temperature.  Remember, plants need light, water, and nutrients to grow! So those short, cool winter days with sparse rainfall result in… Read More