Tag Archive: Lawn

Measure Your Lawn the Easy Way

After you have chosen the right fertilizer, fungicide, herbicide or insecticide to apply to your landscape, the question becomes: how much do I buy? Labels on these products will tell you how many square feet it will cover – so that leads to the next question: how many square feet of lawn do I have? …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/measure-your-lawn-the-easy-way/

Mowing Your Lawn Correctly

Northwest Florida has experienced an enormous amount of rain this summer. The western panhandle has received over 29 inches of rain since the beginning of May according to the Florida Automated Weather Network station at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, Florida. That is 44% of average annual rainfall in less than …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/22/mowing-your-lawn-correctly/

Plan Before Fertilizing a Lawn

Fertilizer spreader use is in full swing throughout the Florida panhandle Fertilizing a lawn properly in the summer can enhance the landscape without inducing disease or harming the environment . One universal activity is seasonal lawn and landscape maintenance. While some consider it a chore, many view it as a means to enhancing their personal environment. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/15/plan-before-fertilizing-a-lawn/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/13/monitoring-for-common-lawn-insects/

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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/21/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://escambia.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://escambia.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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/24/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-lawn-care-is-a-bad-idea/

E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

Boating is a very popular activity in the sunshine state.Photo: Rick O’Connor Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/e-15-gasoline-is-here-marine-motors-and-lawn-care-providers-should-be-aware/

Don’t Let Spring Fever Cause a Lawn Headache

Diseased Turfgrass – Image Credit Matthew Orwat With a few nice late winter days, many people get a good dose of spring fever. But be careful when the fever hits you. Don’t fertilize your lawn too early. The fever may turn into a lawn “headache”. Wait to fertilize. Fertilizing while the soil is too cool can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/17/dont-let-spring-fever-cause-a-lawn-headache/

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