Tag Archive: 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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/does-your-lawn-guy-need-a-license/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/12/lawn-burweed-back-again-for-a-second-act/

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://jackson.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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/06/lawn-burweed-prevention-is-easier-than-cure/

How Do I Easily Determine the Square Footage of My Lawn?

When you know that your lawn needs an application of fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide or fungicide, the question becomes how much to buy and put down. For these products, success stems from applying the right amount, not too much or too little. The label on those products always tells the consumer how many square feet of lawn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/19/how-do-i-easily-determine-the-square-footage-of-my-lawn/

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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/e-15-gasoline-is-here-marine-motors-and-lawn-care-providers-should-be-aware/

Summer Lawn Review

  Image Credit: UF / IFAS Time is flying! June has reached its halfway point and lawns are having to be maintained often. Let us take a few minutes to review some things that need to be considered when properly maintaining the lawn. 1. Mowing Height – Get out a tape measure and make sure you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/16/summer-lawn-review/

Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars

Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Upcoming lawn & garden seminars   With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public. Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/upcoming-okaloosa-county-lawn-garden-seminars/

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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/17/dont-let-spring-fever-cause-a-lawn-headache/

There Is Much You Can Do For Your Lawn, Even Now

Even though the lawn and landscape are going dormant, there is much which can be done now to prepare for Spring 2015. Even though it is not officially winter and the landscape is becoming dormant. With the exception of live oak trees, all the plants and trees which lose their leaves are now dropping them …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/18/there-is-much-you-can-do-for-your-lawn-even-now/

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