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
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
For the last 25 years, April has been Water Conservation Month in Florida.
This is especially important this year, as we are in a drought.
While half of Osceola is only in a moderate drought, the other half is severe. Seminole ... READ MORE
February was National Pesticide Safety Education Month but is not too late to learn about it.
By definition, a pesticide is actually anything used to kill or repel insects, fungi, mold, mildew, diseases, animals, or weedy plants. For obvious ... READ MORE
Everyone has the same goal for the yard.
We all want our place to look good, whether we take care of it ourselves or hire various companies to do it.
Either way, here are some ideas on how to have a nice yard with fewer problems.
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Wondering how your landscape can protect the environment? The Water Wednesday Team has partnered with the UF/IFAS Communications and developed 11 videos to show you how your landscape can be both esthetically pleasing and environmental friendly.
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What if the lawn looks kind of brown instead of the bright green color it had during the colder season? What should be done about it? Should we put extra fertilizer on it and water it more to green it up? Should we mow it lower to make ... READ MORE