The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida is a tremendous resource for communities throughout the state because growers have access to knowledge, best practices, and support related to natural sciences. The IFAS mission of developing knowledge, human and natural resources includes making information accessible to the public. The support the […]
The hot and humid climate of Florida, plus the high levels of humidity, requires a particular type of grass that can adapt and thrive in these conditions. One of the best examples of turfgrass for Florida homeowners is seashore paspalum.
Seashore paspalum is excellent turfgrass for coastal locations heavily affected by saltwater. This grass grows exceptionally […]
Living in Florida means maintaining an annual hurricane plan. By preparing your home’s exterior in advance, you greatly reduce the chances for damage should your area be the next target of Nature’s wrath. Here are 10 tips to make your home ready for the season.
1. Photograph Your Exterior, Yard and Outdoor Possessions
By keeping a photographic […]
Sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s grass,” because it requires less attention than most other sods, many homeowners choose centipede grass for their Florida lawns. As a warm-season grass with a tolerance for some cold, this type of cultivar serves well in northwest Florida. However, as lawns go, centipede grass has its own temperamental […]
Florida home and business owners are no doubt already familiar with the challenging nature of maintaining a lawn in the Sunshine State. The unique climate and weather in Florida lead to unique challenges. It’s vital that you know how often to mow your lawn, how the seasons affect your mowing schedule and picking and maintaining the […]
You work hard to maintain a beautiful thick and green lawn, but those weeds just keep coming back. How do you finally get rid of the crabgrass in your Florida lawn?
Eliminating Weeds from Established Turf
If you have weeds popping up in your lawn, only using prevention methods simply won’t address the current situation. You first […]
As spring approaches in Florida, it is time for property owners to adjust their landscaping maintenance to account for a rise in temperature and seasonal rain patterns. Heat stress is most prevalent when a lawn is not prepared to handle the shift in temperatures. As the heat lingers, the effects of drought begin to take […]
When you want a lush carpet of green around your Florida home, you can choose from quite a variety of turf grasses well adapted to the warm, humid conditions of our state. One of the most popular is St. Augustine grass. For yards with shade trees or near the coastline, your best cultivar may be […]
Florida’s climate is unpredictable and harsh, but some hardy grasses can take it without doubling your water bill or looking scraggly and brown. In our opinion, Icon Zoysia is one of them. This hardy, vibrant grass hails from coastal Australia, so it tolerates our salty air and stays green (with hints of blue) with less […]
Whether you are replacing your weed infested lawn or putting turfgrass down for the first time at a new house, you will want to make sure that your soil is ready to support healthy growth of grass while being able to resist drought, pests, and invasive weeds. This takes more effort than a quick raking […]