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Category: Lawn

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

Rock Yards are not Florida-Friendly

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife, including bees, butterflies,… Read More

Monitor for Large/Brown Patch in Turf

Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied: Disease present Susceptible plant Favorable environment Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head during… Read More

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/16/21.

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

Landscape Professional Licenses

licenses yes or no

How you landscape matters! Did you know that how you mow impacts how much water your yard might need? Or that what gets pruned could cause an unnecessary wound? Did you know a lot of… Read More

The Grass Class Resource Pass

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half… Read More

Take-all Root Rot, Whether You Like It Or Not!

If you have had issues with declining turf during the summer and early fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida summers and early… Read More

Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut… Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Alternative lawn

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water… Read More

Scout for These Lawn Pests

Tropical Sod Webworm Caterpillars feed on grasses Mostly warmer season, but can occur year-round Chewing notches along leaves Ragged appearance “Windows” scraped into grass blades by more immature larvae Too small to chew and notch… Read More