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Manage Thatch, Manage this Pest-Tropical Sod Webworm


December 13, 2021

Have you been bothered by small brown moths flitting around your landscape? You may find them in your landscape year-round, but may more likely find them from August to October which can lead to negative impacts to the health to your warm season ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Brown Moths, Caterpillars In Turf, Turf Damage, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
green lawn

Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus


November 4, 2020

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas. These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or mowing ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Brown Spots, Brown Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots, Dead Spots In Lawn, Dead Spots In Turf, Fungus In Lawn, Lawn Dying, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Your Lawn & Landscape Will Miss You


April 28, 2020

For those of you that haven’t committed to staying in Florida for our steamy Florida summers with frequent rain and lots of bugs, your lawn and landscape will miss you. There are things you should do to prepare your lawn and landscape for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water
Tags: Calibrate, Checking Irrigation System, Irrrigatin System, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Irrigation, Mosquitoes, Rain Sensor, Standing Water, Sumter County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension

Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective


April 17, 2020

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: COVID-19, Diseases, Fruits, Insects, Invasive Species, Quarantine, Travel, Vegetables

Artillery Fungus-Small but Mighty


October 29, 2019

  Mulches for the Landscape Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida's sandy soils and plants. Types and Benefits of Organic Mulch So, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Artillery Fungus, Birds Nest Fungus, Hardwood Mulch, Mulch, Small Fungus, Spots On Home, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper


June 28, 2019

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive. The ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Lawn And Ornamental, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Plecia neartica Hardy

Lovebugs-Love is in the Air


October 2, 2018

Love is in the Air! Plecia neartica hardy, or more commonly known as the lovebug is out in high numbers both in Spring and Fall. Find huge numbers of lovebugs on nectar flowers in your landscape when they are actively mating. They are ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bugs On Car, Flying Bugs, Insects On Car, Lawn And Ornamental, Lovebug, Pesticide Safety For Homeowners, Sumter County Demo Garden, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

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