Put your grass clippings, leaves, and food scraps to work. Combine them in a compost pile or bin and mix with oxygen and water to eventually yield a nutrient-rich humus that can be utilized in your landscape as a soil amendment or fertilizer.
Florida turf grasses must be relatively robust and able to tolerate high temperatures and high humidity. In coastal locations, turf grasses must also tolerate salt air and, often, salt water irrigation. Grasses that meet these demanding requirements include Bermuda, Zoysia, St. Augustine, Bahia, Centipede and Seashore Paspalum.
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.
Thatch is accumulated organic matter that is persistent, meaning it doesn’t decompose as fast as it builds. This layer of organic matter is caused by excessive mow clippings, leaves, and other debris that settle and rest on your lawn. Thatch is not an on-going enemy like we’ve all heard.
Hot & humid starts changing into cool & dry and cold fronts bring rain…not necessarily cold air every time. Here’s some changes that you might or might not be aware of as we roll into full-fledged fall.
As we move closer and closer to winter time, temperatures cool and grass slow their growth. It’s nice because we can move out of the once-a-week mowing routine and start using our Sundays to watch football and relax.