As a commercial horticulture agent, I have been asked many questions about turfgrass. The following are some of the questions and answers.
■ Can I use an herbicide to control torpedograss in the St Augustine lawn? Ans: No herbicide is ... READ MORE
Between June 1st and September 30th, Florida experienced most of its annual rainfall. We love the rain because the plants are naturally irrigated, but sometimes, we wish to put the rain on a timer. Unfortunately, the rain also irrigates the ... READ MORE
A wide selection of St Augustine grass cultivars is available on the market. The wide selection brings about versatility. Some cultivars, such as Bitterblue, ProVista and CitraBlue, will do well in partial shade, while Floratam needs full sun. ... READ MORE
Christine Jackson, I am the current Commercial Horticulture Agent in Osceola County. Below is a small glimpse into my background.
Hailing from Central Kentucky. In a small town named Versailles (pronounced Ver-sales) ... READ MORE
Plant diversity can be defined as having two or more plant species established in a landscape. Having a single species is referred to as a monoculture. The practice of monoculture is very common in housing development and street tree establishment.
The ... READ MORE
Looking around our neighborhood’s landscape, it is evident that St Lucie County and the neighboring counties are experiencing an extended period of drought. Lawns that are not irrigated appear straw-like, the place is dusty and ornamental ... READ MORE
Brown Patch is a major disease that affects warm turf grasses in our area. The disease is most prevalent between November and May when temperature is below 80-degree.
Fahrenheit.Turfgrasses such as St. Augustine grass, zoysiagrass and bermudagrass ... READ MORE
In weeks to come we will experience Increased temperature which will accompany by increase weed pressure in our landscapes. In the past week or so, UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County is getting many questions on weeds. Questions include; ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Healthy plants are happy plants! For a plant to be happy, first it needs to be planted at the right place where it will get all its requirements in the right proportion. Different plants have different amounts requirements. Plants needs soil, ... READ MORE