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  • Poisonous Plants
    One consideration before tromping off into unfamiliar woods and other wild terrain is to get familiar with some of the more common poisonous plants.
  • Winter Weeds
    While the warm season weeds are going to seed and the turf grasses are moving towards dormancy, winter weed are just getting started
  • Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns
    Bahiagrass is a popular low-maintenance lawngrass for infertile soils.
  • Bermudagrass for Florida Lawns
    A guide to planting, maintaining and solving lawn problems.
  • Centipedegrass
    The most common lawngrass in the panhandle of Florida.
  • Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for Florida Lawns and Landscapes
    How we fertilize and irrigate our lawns and landscapes can have a direct impact on our environment, so it is imperative that the green industry and homeowners alike adopt environmentally friendly landscape maintenance practices.
  • Homeowner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn [92KB pdf]
    It is very important that homeowners follow best management practices when maintaining their lawns so as to not cause pollution to Florida’s water resources. For a happy, healthy, and environmentally friendly lawn, follow the tips outlined in this publication.
  • Irrigation of Lawns and Gardens
    Normal rainfall in Florida ranges from 52 to approximately 60 inches per year. However, more than one-half of the annual total rain falls from June through September. During the winter and spring lack of rainfall may seriously affect lawn and garden growth without supplemental irrigation.
  • Let Your Lawn Tell You When To Water
    To avoid over-watering, which may damage or kill the lawn over time, look for signs that the lawn needs water.
  • Managing Pesticides For Lawn Care & Water Quality Protection (this publication is currently under revision)
    Selecting pesticides with the lest harmful effect on water quality.
  • Selecting a Turfgrass for Florida Lawns
    The lawn is an integral part of the landscape. Because many of the grasses used in Florida vary widely in their adaptation, consider carefully to choose the proper grass for a particular environment. This publication gives you information to assist in selection of the proper grass for a location.
  • St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns
    St. Augustinegrass produces a green to blue-green dense turf that is well adapted to most soils and climatic regions in Florida. It has relatively good salt tolerance and certain cultivars possess good shade tolerance.

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