Common Turfgrasses of Central Florida

In Central Florida there are many species of turfgrass to choose from and within those species are many cultivars. Such a wide selection can make it quite difficult to decide which one is right for your landscape. When choosing, site selection should be one of the main factors. Sun exposure is also another important deciding factor; is there full sun, partial shade or shade. Full sun can be interpreted as six hours or more of sun exposure per day. Please keep in mind that early morning sun, before 10 am is not very effective as the afternoon sun in terms of plant requirement. Therefore, start counting sunlight hours beginning after 10 am. Let’s discuss some of the turfgrasses available to us.

St Augustine– Florotam St. Augustine is most widely used in landscape in Florida. St. Augustine requires full sun to partial shade depending on the cultivar. St. Augustine can be a beautiful grass and easily managed when best management practices are being followed. Some of those best management practices are, maintaining mowing the grass between 3.5 to 4 inches, do not remove more than one-third of the grass blade at mowing, and irrigate only in the morning before 10 am. All cultivars of St Augustine grasses require at least an inch of irrigation weekly. St Augustine tend to show signs of stress when adequate amount of water is not available. This species of grass can be affected by diseases such as take all root rot, large patch, brown path, Pythium and grey leaf spot. Chinch bug and mole cricket are also major pests of St. Augustine grasses.

There were two cultivars of St. Augustine that were released within the last two years. They are CitraBlue and ProVista. I am fortunate to have both CitraBlue and ProVista as a part of my landscape. Both grasses will do well in partial shade. Based on my experience and observations with both grasses I tend to prefer CitraBlue for a few reasons. CitraBlue has a great defense against Take-All Root Rot disease, it maintains a blueish green color even during mild winter and does not require as much water as other ST. Augustine cultivars. Also, because of the dense growth, CitraBlue lawn does have problems with weed infestation. One draw back is that it has a spongy feel when walked on and there is a high potential of thatch build up. Provista is the only genetical modified organism (GMO) grass on the market. A 41% glyphosate is safe to use for weed control in ProVista. Based on my opinion ProVista does not recover as well from Take Root rot as CitraBlue. During ProVista tends to turn brown quickly if supplemental water is not given compared to CitraBlue.

Zoysia- The use of zoysia grass in the landscape has become more popular in recent years. Zoysia is a slow growing grass when compared to St. Augustine. The required mowing height is 2.5 inches compare to St. Augustine 3.5 to 4 inches tall. Zoysia grasses water requirement is the same when compared to St Augustine. Zoysia thrive best in full sun to partial shade.

Bahia grass – Is sometimes refers to as pasture grass because of its toughness and ability to withstand drought for long period. Bahia grass does not require much care and is perfect for areas of the landscape where there is no irrigation. It also strives well on low fertility soils.

For more information on turfgrass on any other horticulture topics, contact Grantly Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County at 321-697-3000 or gricketts@ufl.edu.

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Posted: September 6, 2020


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Comments:

Eva Pabon

February 2, 2022

We have many cold hardy plants for zone 9b. The Florida Friendly Program has an excellent website with a great data base https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ Also, is all depends what type of plants you need. Do you need shrubs, ground covers, trees, etc?

Kathy Rhoades
February 1, 2022

What are some cold hardy, full sun, flowering plants for zone 9b?

Donna Torrey
March 8, 2021

Great information. As a beekeeper, I think it's important for people to understand what a swarm is, and how peaceful they usually are, and not to panic, but wait for them to move on. They usually do. Thanks!

Krista Stump

February 22, 2021

Hello! The event takes place at Peghorn Park on February 27th from 10am - 12pm. I've provided more information below. Feel free to share with friends and family! When: Saturday, February 27th 10am-12pm. Where: Trailhead Center @ 2101 Peghorn Way, St. Cloud, FL 33769 What: Volunteers will be pulling and bagging invasive plants. What to bring: Long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes, sunscreen and a water bottle For more info please contact: Gabriel Almonte - gabriel.almonte@stcloud.org Gloves and garbage bags will be provided by the event coordinator

Susan Marcolina
February 22, 2021

I was on a zoom meeting for Invasive plant species hosted by UF/IFAS today and they spoke about a volunteer event at Peghorn Park in St. Cloud, Florida on Saturday, February 27th, I think. Can you tell me more about this work event and how I can sign up to participate? I really want to be part of this because I did similar work for King County when I lived in Washington state near Seattle. I also want more information about a Downtown Kissimmee work day where I would like to help as well. Thank you

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Grantly Ricketts

February 8, 2021

There are not a lot of information out there on CitraBlue as yet. You can call me at 321-697-3014 and I will try to answer all your questions.

Norbert
February 8, 2021

I am also considering replacing the sod in my yard with CitraBlue and was for looking for any references..

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Grantly Ricketts

January 27, 2021

No, we are still doing trials to confirm that CitraBlue is an option for mosaic virus. Palmetto St. Augustine is the only replacement.

Mark Battalio
January 27, 2021

Is Citra Blue a good option for a Mosaic lawn replacement?

Lindsay Rivera
January 20, 2021

Sent pics to your email. Thank You so much

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Grantly Ricketts

January 19, 2021

CitraBlue can definitely go off color from freezing temperatures; however, I wouldn’t expect it to go completely brown in Lake County. The lawn is more susceptible to cold since it was a recent planting before first freezing temperatures. Hopefully it got rooted and you have continued with frequent water since it is a young install. Could you please send some pictures to email my email at gricketts@ufl.edu. I spoke with the CitraBlue breeder and he finds it strange, he would like to see some pictures to determine if he should make a site visit.

Lindsay Rivera
January 19, 2021

Hi Mr. Rickitts, we just put in citra blue early oct. Here in north lake county fl. We have been getting frost since Nov our lawn went from beautiful blue green color to brown . Should the citra recover in spring? Thank You for your time Lindsay

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Grantly Ricketts

January 19, 2021

Weed and Feed has the herbicide Atrazine that was formulated for St. Augustine grass and not Bahia. Use a product that has 2,4 D in it.

Paul Ridgewell
December 16, 2020

I don’t understand why when I fertilize our lawn with a weed fertilizer it kills all the Bahia. Now we have bare spots where grass should be.

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Grantly Ricketts

December 14, 2020

Andre, I had to replace my ProVista, it was totally killed by Take All Root Rot disease. Please send me a picture of your lawn at gricketts@ufl.edu

Andre Mauro
December 14, 2020

Have you fixed you Provista mine is brown from the first days has been 7 weeks and don’t know what to do

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Grantly Ricketts

November 2, 2020

Karen, Can you please send me a picture of the weed to gricketts@ufl.edu and I will give you a solution.

Karen Zipser
November 1, 2020

I've been fighting this in central FL by hand weeding. Best technique I found is follow the plant to the root, grasp the little knob at the soil (finger and thumb) and just firmly enough not to break it, pull, rocking sideways until it loosens and comes out. Almost always the whole root will come out. It's harder the dryer the soil. This IS really time consuming and I can't say I'm winning but working against me is the fact that I leave for six months in the summer so I clear it in the off season. My lawn service doesn't seem to touch it. And after talking to their lead technician, he says there are LOTS of chemicals they are not allowed to use (EPA) that homeowners can use. I'm researching. Still figuring out what to try.

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Grantly Ricketts

September 6, 2020

CitraBlue Available at following locations Bay Breeze Ruskin Bayside Sod Parrish Bethel Farms Arcadia Council growers Wima JW Turf Okeechobee King Ranch Belle Glade McCall Sod Southport R.B. Farms Lake Placid Star Farms Belle Glade Sebring Tater Farms Hastings Travis Resmondo, Dundee Woerner Agri-Business Gulf Kist, Vero Beach Woerner Companies, Bronson

Triple I Consulting
August 30, 2020

Is this available online anywhere?

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Grantly Ricketts

August 10, 2020

ProVista St Augustinegrass is located at the following locations. Cherie Velez Bethel Farms (863) 441-0819 | cvelez@bethelfarms.com Arcadia, FL Evan Stobbs Bayside (941) 702-1746 | sales@baysidesod.com Sarasota, FL Travis Council Council (813) 633-8665 | travis@freshsod.com Wimauma, FL Chris Leffler Duda (321) 757-7455 | chris.leffler@duda.com Melbourne, FL Fred Taylor The Loving Group (239) 777-8341 | fred.taylor@tlgturf.com Bamberg, SC Paul Grose King Ranch (561) 996-7257 | pgrose@king-ranch.com Belle Glade, FL Tommy Gardner Lake Jem Farms (352) 383-7196 | tommy@lakejemfarms.com Mt. Dora, FL Laura O’Connor Tater Farms (904) 460-4634 | laura@taterfarms.com Hastings, FL

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Grantly Ricketts

August 10, 2020

ProVista St Augustinegrass is located at the following locations. Cherie Velez Bethel Farms (863) 441-0819 | cvelez@bethelfarms.com Arcadia, FL Evan Stobbs Bayside (941) 702-1746 | sales@baysidesod.com Sarasota, FL Travis Council Council (813) 633-8665 | travis@freshsod.com Wimauma, FL Chris Leffler Duda (321) 757-7455 | chris.leffler@duda.com Melbourne, FL Fred Taylor The Loving Group (239) 777-8341 | fred.taylor@tlgturf.com Bamberg, SC Paul Grose King Ranch (561) 996-7257 | pgrose@king-ranch.com Belle Glade, FL Tommy Gardner Lake Jem Farms (352) 383-7196 | tommy@lakejemfarms.com Mt. Dora, FL Laura O’Connor Tater Farms (904) 460-4634 | laura@taterfarms.com Hastings, FL

Jeannette Nash
August 8, 2020

I too am interested in ProVista as the earlier post states. My location is Daphne, AL and I currently have Centipede and Bitter Blue St. Augustine. Thank you sir for any and much appreciated help in purchasing ProVista.

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Grantly Ricketts

July 29, 2020

Where are you located? I am waiting a on Scott Company to give me a list of farm where ProVista is available.

Stephen Lohn
July 29, 2020

When & where is ProVista available & does it come in seed form? Do you have anything on cost?

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Grantly Ricketts

July 29, 2020

I am waiting on Sod Solution to send me a list of growers who are selling CitraBlue.

Pete Kardon
July 27, 2020

Where can I purchase CitraBlue sod in the Tampa area? Sod Solutions said that Council Growers sells it. When I called Council Growers last week, they said that they do not have it.

Sonia Fernandez
July 25, 2020

We had ProVista installed over a month ago. We live in Lakeland, FL. Have watered it every day since install because we have not had much rain in our area. It’s not looking good at all. We were about to order St Augustine grass when Superior spray service told us about Pro Vista how much hardier it was. We need help in guiding us what to do. We bought 5 pallets which was more expensive per pallet not to mention 100sq ft less per pallet. There is a lot of brown spots all over. We appreciate any guidance you can give us. Thank you, William & Sonia Fernandez

Richard E Newman
June 25, 2020

Sounds like Spanish needle - usually 5 white petals, yellow center, gets tall. Pulling works if you get the roots and prevent seeding.

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Grantly Ricketts

June 24, 2020

Sorry to hear that you get CitraBlue. I spoke with Sod Solution and what we agreed on is that CitraBlue will not take over Florotam and he said it that if should happen it might take 10 years. Citrablue grows faster along the ground (horizontal) while Florotam grows faster vertical (requires less cutting). This is the best answer.

Robert
June 24, 2020

Sadly I can’t get citrablue sod in my area, none of the sod companies seem to be aware of it :(. BTW the folks at Sod Solutions said the citra blue is more aggressive might want to educate them.

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Grantly Ricketts

June 23, 2020

The CitrBlue will not suppress the Florotam because the Florotam is more aggressive than the CitraBlue. Use a weed killer to get rid of the Floratom and establish the CitraBlue. It is less expensive to use sod than plugs.

Robert Forbes
June 19, 2020

Will citrablue plugs take over a weak floratam lawn? The house we just moved into has a poorly cared for and spotty floratam lawn in a fairly shaded environment. If I plug with citrablue and maintain it properly will it over take the floratam?

suba suba
June 11, 2020

Thanks a lot for the post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

Eva Pabon

June 9, 2020

Not that I know. Also, I do not recommend the tree here in Central Florida unless you have a big property. The tree's root system is very aggressive and can damage the house structure and underground utilities.

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Grantly Ricketts

June 8, 2020

ProVista has most of the characteristics of Florotam except it grows slower and you can use glyphosate(roundup). CitraBlue use less water than ProVista,and stay bluish green even during drought. Citrablue has less disease problems than ProVista bit grow faster than ProVista. In my front yard I have CitraBlue, ProVista and Florotam. The ProVista is dying from take all root rot while Citra blue is barely affect. I cannot say everything in this text, I can be reached at 404-502-9155 if you need more specific information.

Dalu Colon
June 8, 2020

How does CitraBlue compare to Provista?

Jose Aranton
June 4, 2020

Hello. Where can I buy a Flamboyant tree in Osceola? Thanks.

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

Steve,the only way to get rid of the weed without chemical is to pull by hand.

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

CitraBlue is at H&H Sod in St Cloud

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

CitraBlue is at H&H Sod in St Cloud

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

There is no research with CitraBlue and SUGAR CANE MOSAIC so we do not know. We will be having a webinar on SUGAR CANE MOSAIC on April 2, let me know if you are interested.

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

CitraBlue is a great grass, I have it in my front yard, it use less water and fertilizer. Also do well in partial shade

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

CitraBlue is at H&H sod in St Cloud

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Grantly Ricketts

March 26, 2020

CitraBlue does well in shade although I do not know the amount of sunlight the area receives. What is the pH?

Bonnie T.
March 18, 2020

Since it is 2020, hoping to find some CitraBlue... have you heard if yet available and where?

John Savage
February 9, 2020

i'm considering a re-sodding my entire yard. i have numerous oak trees and thus have limited daily light. Additionally, the trees drop alot of leaves resulting in a soil ph thats on the low side of neutral, i plan to apply lime prior to re-sodding. Anyhow, i'm considering CitraBlue versus Palmetto versus Classic/Old St Augustine for the project. I was wondering what you would recommend, I have about 8000 sq ft. i'm also planning applying multiple applications of roundup to kill off the current grass which has a lot of weeds and bermuda mixed in with the floratam.

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Grantly Ricketts

January 22, 2020

May be the best thing to do is get get a reasonable lawn service to control the weeds.

Toni Miller
January 18, 2020

I have "beggar weeds" in my yard but not this one. I call them stick tights. The main one that is such a problem with my dog is the ones with two legs that grab you and the rest is just a slim stick or rod that's hard to get out of hair. Don't know the name. I try to get someone to pull up the plant when the flowers or one without dropping the "seeds", but it's hard to get anyone to work in the yard since I can't do it anymore.

Steve Jones
January 1, 2020

I have a St. Augustine lawn, which has been invaded by this weed. How do I get rid of it without using herbicides. If I could find the main taproot, I could dig it and/or use a torch to kill it. This is one of the toughest weeds I have ever seen. Thank you.

Grantly Ricketts
December 6, 2019

Sorry, I just saw your post. The Citrablue will not take over the lawn. You can plant the plugs about 8 to 12 inches apart.

Mark Katz
December 6, 2019

Sounds great....I have been following the UF/IFAS for years. Is this variety resistant to SUGAR CANE MOSAIC, like BITTER BLUE?

Eva Pabon

December 4, 2019

Yes, we do. Please contact the office at 321-697-3000 for more information.

Cindy C Thomas
November 3, 2019

Do you have any vendor sites available?

Stuart & Ann Wood
August 17, 2019

We reside in a community in southwest Florida (Bonita) that is having a very difficult time maintaining its Zoysia grass. The community plans to replace diseased Zoysia throughout the community in October 2019 with more Zoysia. Would Citrablue be a reasonable alternative and would it fill into and eventually replace the existing Zoysia?

Alberto Cataga
July 11, 2019

Thank you Mr. Ricketts. This is great news. By the way, if I plant Citrablue plugs on my existing St. Augustine lawn which is not doing well, will CitraBlue eventually take over? How close should the plugs be to make this happen? Or do I need to remove the existing lawn?

Amber Shahzadi
June 28, 2019

still sharing

Amber Shahzadi
June 27, 2019

thanks for sharing

ambershahzadi
June 20, 2019

very nice

Mark Johnson
June 1, 2019

Impervious landscapes are a problem. Too many folks purchase a site and begin thinking about how nice it would be to have bigger drives, more patio, etc. We need to focus more on where the water is going from our hardscapes.

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Grantly Ricketts

May 24, 2019

CitraBlue requires less water but I cannot say how much. I have a strip of Citrablue in my yard among Floratam and it stays green during times of drought when floratam gets brown. I will ask the breeder for specific information on water requirement.

Grantly Ricketts
May 24, 2019

CitraBlue will not be available until 2020

James C Abney
May 24, 2019

Good morning Grant & fellow readers! The information is very exciting as well as good. What about drought tolerance? I understand that it is better than other SAF cultivars. Is there any information on the approximate amount of water it will require at the peak time of the year? Most SAF cultivars normally require around 1.35"+/- of water per week, but that will depend on the cultivar requirements, surrounding microclimate, and irrigation water application uniformity. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks in advance, keep up the good work.

Dan
May 3, 2019

One of our offices is by the bay, and we almost make it a requirement that employees eat outside next to the water for lunch everyday (assuming the weather is nice). We have a couple picnic tables underneath a large tree, so it's comfortable during the hot days and has a nice breeze. Personally, I think it has a strong impact in helpubg to de-stress our employees. Between the fresh air and the views, how could it not! :) :)

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Grantly Ricketts

May 2, 2019

Nancy, Any tree with large root system will damage sidewalk. Yes, sweetgum will damage sidewalk. We have Sycamore tree, Bald Cypress, maples,Magnolias, Elms, loquat and many more.

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Grantly Ricketts

April 30, 2019

CitraBlue will not be available until early next year.

FORREST A BAUM
April 29, 2019

Anyone have an idea when citra blue will be available? I'm a comm. landscaper I called king ranch but they didn't answer and i got busy

Nancy Brown
April 27, 2019

I have two sweet gum trees in our yard and hear very little good about them. Any thoughts? if left will they do damage to sidewalks and foundation because of their root system? Also is there any other tree than oak that you would recommend for a yard tree. We live on a high white sand ridge with great drainage. There use to be sand pines surrounding and in our yard but the beetle took care of them several years ago.

Efrain Santiago
April 7, 2019

Hi, where i can get the citrablue?

Eva Pabon

February 15, 2019

If you are a plant vendor you need to have a nursery license. What you will like to sell at the festival?

kabir
February 12, 2019

Hi If I want to be a vendor what are the main conditions ?

Johanna Ramirez

February 6, 2019

You are welcome Mr. Dandrade, if you want to learn more about our program and upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ For more information about the SHIP Program in Osceola County please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

February 6, 2019

Good afternoon Julie: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ We also offer classes at night they are divided in two sessions of 4 hours each class. Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

February 6, 2019

Thanks for your interest in our program. Please visit our website for upcoming classes at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/

Krista Stump

January 30, 2019

Hi Jeff! I'll be giving a similar talk at the Feb. 26th NISAW Workshop for Big Scrub CISMA in Tavares. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-workshop-registration-55610835506 I can also add you to our newsletter list if you aren't already subscribed. Thanks for coming to the workshop!

Jeff Peterman
January 30, 2019

Krista, I wanted to tell you again that I enjoyed your presentation on the Herbicide mixing math at the CISMA workshop yesterday. Are you participating in any other upcoming workshops?

Rudolph Dandrade
January 27, 2019

Never knew this, regards for letting me know.

Nancy
January 24, 2019

Hi Krista, Thanks for pointing this out, especially in these times of government shutdown. Next month, I will be hiking with a group in the Disney Wilderness Preserve and I will make sure my group is aware, leaves no trace, and more importantly, lends a helping hand!

Eva Pabon

January 2, 2019

Hector, I am not sure if is a good idea to replant the tree in another area. Send me a picture to give you a more accurate advise, my email is epabon5@ufl.edu or call us at 321-697-3000.

Eva Pabon

January 2, 2019

Nancy, Black Spots are very common problem on Roses. The number one suggestion is avoid over head irrigation and pick up affected leaves from the floor. Another suggestion is to plant cultivars that are resistant to the fungus. Here is a link for more information http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PP/PP26800.pdf If you have any other question you can contact us at 321-697-3000

Eva Pabon

January 2, 2019

Steven, Are you in Osceola County? Most of our soils are not acid enough but a lot of people have been able to grow Blueberries here. Here is a great publication about blueberries in Florida http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/MG/MG35900.pdf If you have any other question call us at 321-697-3000

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Grantly Ricketts

November 28, 2018

Debbie, I am so sorry I just saw your question. Please give me a call at 321-697-3014 to discuss your grass issue.

Kate Cavar
November 14, 2018

Hello Johanna, Are there any upcoming classes for first time home buyers? Anything in 2018 or early 2019? Thank you!

Steven Virkler
November 12, 2018

Blueberry help. I am a new homeowner and would like my back yard to be a fruitful area, not a grassy one. It measures 60'x60'. I grew up in the north with apple and cherry trees (and sugar maple) that were all fun to harvest from. Our berries were; blue, black, and ras. I'm thinking I should be able to do the berries here if I get the right varieties but I'm concerned about soil acidity, mulching, irrigation (and I'm sure pests). For the trees I'm totally open to anything as long as it gives back. What do you think?

Julie Dalton
October 15, 2018

Hi when is the next home of your own class? Are there any 2 night classes in English?

Gabriela Murza

October 3, 2018

That is a great idea! Glad you found the information helpful!

Page Heyward
September 21, 2018

Hey Gaby! Thanks for the information! I am going to buy a gallon of water at the grocery store and make it my container.

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon, Mrs. Lisboa: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ For more information about the SHIP Program in Osceola County please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon, Ms. Perez: Thanks for your interest in our in our program. At the moment we do not offer classes on Saturday but night classes are available, they are divided in two sessions and each class is four hours. Please visit our website for upcoming classes https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ For more information about the SHIP Program in Osceola County please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon, Ms LaToya: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ We do offer classes at night, they are divided in two session and 4 hours each class. For more information about the SHIP Program in Osceola County please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon Charlene: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon Sekaya: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Good afternoon Charlene: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ We also offer classes at night, they are divided in two sessions of 4 hours each class. Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

August 25, 2018

Buenas tardes Rosa: Gracias por su interes para el programa de primeros compradores de vivienda. Para acceso a nuestras clases por favor visite nuestra pagina en https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ una vez seleccione la clase siga los pasos para poder completar la registracion. Saludos cordiales, Johanna

Rosa Alvarado
August 17, 2018

Hola buenas tarde Sr Ramirez estoy interesada en cojer las clases de primeros compradores. Me podria dar informacion cuando son las proxinas clases en español y donde puedo registrarme. Gracias.

DEBBIE CIOLLI
August 15, 2018

Hello, I cannot get the form to print to send in a soil sample. Will the soil sample test be able to tell me if we have Chinch Bugs or Nematodes? We've had our front lawn of St. Augustine re-sod twice now in 3 years time. Tired of paying lawn care "maintenance co's" who just take your $ & Deliver nothing. We need to find out. We had a service who "sprayed" & Granular something every 10 weeks for over 3 years. This $ spent caused us to Need to sod twice in 3 years. Now another "Service" is saying they'll take care of it & Treat every other month. Their Reviews are not any better. Would appreciate a how to remedy & find out what exactly we need to do. Don't mind paying for any tests, just need to test for the right end results. Thank you. Debbie

Gabriela Murza

August 10, 2018

Thank you so much!

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August 10, 2018

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Krista Stump

August 9, 2018

Hi Michelle! It's probable but currently there's no data to confirm the nutrient sources. I've heard some basic confusion over the types of algae so chose to focus this post on that aspect. If you haven't had the chance, check out questions #8-12 from this great article:. The author discusses solutions so we can better mitigate this issue in the future. Thanks for reading!

Michelle Welch
August 9, 2018

Okay, so the water releases from Lake Okeechobee have not “caused” the red tide. Is it probable that the nutrient rich water releases are feeding and exacerbating the red tide?

Krista Stump

August 9, 2018

Hi Hal. It is wonderful that you are looking to incorporate G2G into your educational materials! I sent you an email, and look forward to hearing back. Thanks for reading!

Krista Stump

August 9, 2018

Hi! Thanks for your comment! In that NCCOS 2006-2012 study, one nutrient source was found to be cyanobacteria decay, but specifically Trichodesmium decay, which is found in nutrient-poor ocean waters, not freshwater such as Lake Okeechobee. And as the study mentioned, the nutrient sources for red tide is multi and complex, making it difficult to draw a direct connection to any one source. If data for this year comes out, I will be sure to provide an update. Thanks for reading!

Erin La Vallee
August 9, 2018

here is a link to an article that states exactly the opposite. https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/karenia-brevis-nutrient-dynamics-eastern-gulf-mexico/

Johanna Ramirez

July 30, 2018

Good afternoon, Ms Hopkins: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ For more information about the SHIP Program please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

Halton Lunsford
July 24, 2018

Hello Krista: I work at DEP in Tallahassee in the BMAP group as an education coordinator in Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control . G2G is an area I am researching to better incorporate in our educational materials. Main reason is cost of small and even large communities don’t need to remove the old gray technology but incorporate a supplement green infrastructure to further remove nutrients and not just solids and turbidity. I would like to contact you. Hal Lunsford, DEP.

Charlene brown
July 23, 2018

English class . Soonest class possible

Charlene brown
July 23, 2018

I would like to attend class. I signed up last time but emergency came up. English asap

Jessica Sullivan

July 23, 2018

I’m not familiar with the microclimates and soils in your area, but I suspect that you are a bit far south to successfully grow muscadines, although they tend to be very adaptable. Contact your local Broward County Extension for more specific information on growing in your area: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/broward/ . If you could obtain suitable muscadine varieties at a local nursery, those can be planted at any time. If there was anyone actually producing some of the older (not trademarked) muscadine varieties in your area, you can start new vines from rooting cuttings in a pot of soil. Keep it moist and semi-shaded.

Thomas
July 21, 2018

How is the best way to start growing grapes here in Hollywood

SEKAYA JACKSON
June 30, 2018

Good Morning, Are you still holding classes? And if so, when is the next class being held? Thanks!

Jacqueline Hopkins
June 22, 2018

Hello how you doing I want to take the class for the first time buyer but now I need to find out what I got to do to get my chip program appointment to see how much I qualify

Angelo Lisboa
June 12, 2018

I will like to attend a Down payment assistant class in English. Can you provide information and dates available.

Chris Kincaid
June 11, 2018

Nice article, I just installed a barrel at my house a couple of weeks ago...It is always full! Thank you.

Robert William Henderson
June 7, 2018

Great information. This is something all consumers need to know. There is a lot of information that is not completely true among honey sellers. Such as: What does "local" mean. Does "local" mean our country, state, county, particular groves, fields, house lot. One must ask when purchasing "local" honey.

Nancy Howell
June 7, 2018

I have been treating my roses for black spot with every method I know of. I purchased a product to treat in the ground and sprays. I pull off the affected leaves and remove them from the mulch, then spray. I can’t get anything to work. Any good ideas?

xiomara rivera
May 8, 2018

hello I'm interested on taking the class when is next enrollment.

KC StumpBusters
May 3, 2018

Very informative post!

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Grantly Ricketts

May 2, 2018

Thanks for your advice. I have emailed you the name of the plant.

BETH
May 1, 2018

I ASSUME THE PICTURE WITH THE ARTICLE ON INVASIVE PLANTS IS AN INVASIVE PLANT. WHAT IS ITS NAME SO THAT I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR INVASIVE. PLEASE ALWAYS IDENTIFY THE PLANT IN A PICTURE THAT ACCOMPANIES AN ARTICLE. THANK YOU.

Hector Manuel Torres
April 25, 2018

In the center on my front lawn, a tree has fallen and has been removed, what seems like a new tree is now growing , can I remove it and replant it in another location? I am asking because I was given a Laurel Oak by your organization and wish to plant the baby oak where the other tree was.

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Grantly Ricketts

April 17, 2018

Thanks for reading. No, I do have any recommendation of cougar because it is not an animal we encounter in our area.

Bethany Birchridge
April 17, 2018

I completely agree that you should contact a professional removal service if you encounter wildlife in your yard. My grandmother lives in Wyoming, and she once has a cougar take a nap on her porch. It really scared her, and she had her gun ready. Do you have any tips for keeping cougars away?

Monica Perez
April 17, 2018

I’m interested in taking the class . Is there any Saturday classes offered?

LaToya
April 16, 2018

Good day, I noticed that the Home buyers classes are only one day. Are they no night classes?

Johanna Ramirez

April 9, 2018

Thanks for your feedback on this topic. We appreciate you keep looking for upcoming blogs! Regards, Johanna

Johanna Ramirez

April 3, 2018

Hello Patricia: Thanks for reaching out. Our next class will be in June no dates has been set up as of yet. There is a one day class in Spanish on April 26th. Have a good afternoon!

Patricia Vazquez
March 27, 2018

Hi, When would be the next class if I can’t make it to April 12?

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March 25, 2018

I'm impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that's equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this in my hunt for something relating to this.

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Hello Ms. Sepulveda, thanks for your interest in our program. Where you able to register? Our upcoming classes registration website are as follows: Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in English is on Thursday, April 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-english-april-12-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330585976 Class in Spanish is on Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 to 5:00pm For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-spanish-april-26-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330941038

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in English is on Thursday, April 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-english-april-12-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330585976 Class in Spanish is on Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 to 5:00pm For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-spanish-april-26-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330941038

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in English is on Thursday, April 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-english-april-12-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330585976 Class in Spanish is on Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 to 5:00pm For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-spanish-april-26-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330941038

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in English is on Thursday, April 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-english-april-12-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330585976 Class in Spanish is on Thursday, April 26, from 8:30 to 5:00pm For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-spanish-april-26-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330941038

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in Spanish is on Thursday, April 26 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-spanish-april-26-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330941038

Johanna Ramirez

March 21, 2018

Thanks for your interest in our program our next class in English is on Thursday, April 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For registration please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-of-your-own-english-april-12-2018-1-day-class-830a-500p-registration-44330585976

Nelson Acosta - Suarez
March 16, 2018

Hello, I am interested on taking the First Time Home Buyer and Down Payment Assistance class in Spanish. Would you please provide me the information for the next course. Thanks Nelson Acosta

Marth
March 12, 2018

Hello. Any idea when the next first time home owner assistance class may be taking place ?

Angela Ross
March 9, 2018

Will there be more all day classes added in March preferably the week of March 26?

Eva Pabon

March 8, 2018

I can see the picture fine. But you can send me picture of your plants at epabon5@ufl.edu and I will be happy to help you identifying the problem with your plants. Eva Pabon

Eva Pabon

March 8, 2018

If you will like more information about the program come to our information section. You can register here : https://mgintro.eventbrite.com

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Ricardo Negron
February 28, 2018

Do you have space for the march 8 and 15 class?

Johanna Ramirez

February 21, 2018

Good afternoon, Felsy: Thanks for your interest in our first time homebuyer program. The link in the article will allow you to register. If you need further assistance please contact me at 321-697-3000 or email jgramirez@ufl.edu. Regards!

Felsy Sepulveda
February 21, 2018

Please I found a spot for tomorrow for a whole day class. I need to enroll.

QFS Peyzaj
February 15, 2018

Very interesting

Gabriela Murza

February 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your support!

Xiomara
February 3, 2018

Felicidades amiga! Bien hecho. 4-H una experiencia para toda la vida.

Fitness
February 2, 2018

Hello, I enjoy reading through your article. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

Johanna Ramirez

May 12, 0201

Good afternoon, Ms. Rivera: Thanks for your interest in our program. For upcoming classes please visit our website at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/osceola/family-and-consumer-sciences/financehousing/ For more information about the SHIP Program in Osceola County please visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/human-services/housing/ship-program/ Regards, Johanna

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