Florida homeowners entering the fall season should set their sprinkler systems to deliver three-fourths inches of water two days per week. Set empty cans around the yard, run sprinklers, and then measure the collection to determine if turf is receiving adequate, consistent delivery.
Gray leaf spot is a turf disease that affects St. Augustinegrass primarily during Forida’s rainy, humid summers. Caused by a fungus, it presents in oblong tan spots. Gray leaf spot disease can be managed by watering early in the morning, limiting use of nitrogen fertilizers, and regularly applying fungicides.
Want to plant a shade tree in August? With a bed of plants around it? Keep in mind that you’ll need to install sun-loving plants while the tree is young and shade-loving plants when it matures. It’s not hard and just requires a little planning.
Many people think that managing a tree’s size is the main reason for getting out the loppers and trimming a tree. Not so. Targeted trimming and pruning is important for keeping a tree healthy and promoting its vitality. Targeted trimming also produces espaliered shapes and topiaries.
Tropical sod webworms are turf caterpillars found in the southeastern United States. They are active during warm, humid summers, feeding on grass and ultimately creating brown, dead patches. Landscape companies prevent sod webworms through responsible lawn care practices and eradicate webworms with chemical treatments.
These Florida summers bring many benefits to our lawns, like afternoon rains and more hours of sunlight. But they also bring a frustration that...
Gardening in summertime’s high heat can put people at risk of heat sickness which, in extremes, can lead to unconsciousness, brain damage, and even death. Heat sickness can be prevented by recognizing its symptoms, working outside in the morning or evening, staying well hydrated, and taking breaks.
Crabgrass is a homeowner’s worst enemy. This is because there is no sure-fire way to rid your landscape of this weed. This pesky weed...
Brown Patch Fungus runs rampant in Central Florida, usually in the fall when temperatures tend to start dipping below 80°F. Irrigation heads are putting...