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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://jackson.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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/21/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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/15/plan-before-fertilizing-a-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/

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