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Monitoring for Common Lawn Insects

Spittlebug damage on centipedegrass. Photo credit: Larry Williams UF/IFAS Mole crickets, chinch bugs and spittlebugs are common lawn insect pests to begin watching for this time of year. Mole crickets can be active in lawns spring through fall, but the best window of opportunity to control them is in June and July. Soap flushing is …

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Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!

A type III fairy ring. Photo Credit: Alex Bolques, Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University Mushrooms often are grouped in a circle in your lawn.  This is due to the circular release of spores from a central mushroom. “Fairy Ring” is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Fairy rings can be caused by multiple mushroom species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/20/get-those-fairies-off-my-lawn/

Choosing a Lawn Maintenance Comapny

UF/IFAS File Photo Lawns in northwest Florida are really starting to get going early this year. It is early March but feels much later in the year and many feel behind on their lawn maintenance and various other landscape chores. Maybe it is time to think about hiring a lawn maintenance company to do the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/09/choosing-a-lawn-maintenance-comapny/

There Is Still Time To Prevent Spring Lawn Weeds

Photo caption: Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to early March which will prevent this exotic invasive plant from germinating. Now that March is here the lawn becomes less of an abstraction and more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/03/there-is-still-time-to-prevent-spring-lawn-weeds/

Why A One Size Fits All Approach to Lawn Care is a Bad Idea

Regardless of what the tag says one size does not fit all. As with clothing, a piece will undoubtedly be too large for some and too small for others. Trying to go with a “one size fits all” approach to lawn care will lead to the same kind of frustration and disappointment as an ill-fitting garment. All …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/23/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-lawn-care-is-a-bad-idea/

How to Water to Establish a Lawn

MICROIRRIGATION – Image Credit UF/IFAS Extension When watering to establish a lawn or when renovating (redoing, patching, reestablishing, starting over, etc.) a lawn, we normally call for 2-3 “mists” throughout the day for the first 7-10 days until roots get established. These are just 10 minute bursts. Then back off to once a day for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/23/how-to-water-to-establish-a-lawn/

Does Your Lawn Guy Need a License?

If your lawn and landscape care professional applies fertilizer as a part of his/her services, then the answer is yes. Since January 2014, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has required that all commercial fertilizer applicators have a Limited Fertilizer License. UF/IFAS File Photo. So what does FDACS define as a fertilizer? …

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Lawn Burweed: Back Again for a Second Act

Burweed, Soliva Sessilis. – Image Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California – Davis, Bugwood.org. Creative Commons License This spring, lawn burweed has been an especially noticeable problem in lawns. Extension offices throughout Northwest Florida have been fielding many questions and finding solutions to lawn burweed infestations! On the top of my list of lawn …

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Properly Water to Establish a Lawn

Watering to establish lawn When watering to establish a lawn or when renovating (redoing, patching, reestablishing, starting over, etc.) a lawn, we normally call for 2-3 “mists” throughout the day for the first 7-10 days until roots get established. These are just 10 minute bursts. Then back off to once a day for about ½ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/07/properly-water-to-establish-a-lawn/

Lawn Burweed: Prevention is Easier than Cure

Lawn Burweed, Soliva Sessilis, Closeup – Image Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California – Davis, Bugwood.org, Create Commons License On this bright and sunny early fall morning I was thinking about all of the great gardening opportunities the promise of spring is bringing us in the Florida Panhandle. However, my thoughts drifted to the annoyances …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/06/lawn-burweed-prevention-is-easier-than-cure/

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