Keep your lawn healthy during winter and fall

As we move into fall and winter, there are some things you can do to keep your lawn looking good. First things first: Identify the type of grass you have in your lawn. Next, read the appropriate University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) publication for your type of turfgrass. For example, Central Florida has St. Augustinegrass (the most common lawn in … [Read more...]

Gearing up for fall lawn care

As we move into fall, it’s time to review our lawn care strategies. It’s important to be proactive with lawn care, and not rely solely on fungicides or insecticides. If your lawn is regularly under stress from lack of water, poor fertilization, excessive traffic, insect damage, or injurious mowing techniques, it will be more susceptible to diseases and pests. It’s important to be on the … [Read more...]

Now’s the time to get control of the weeds in your lawn

Did you have weeds in your lawn last year? I sure did. One of my resolutions is to gain control of the weeds in my bahiagrass lawn. Common weeds that invade Florida lawns include heartleaf drymary and crabgrass. Heartleaf drymary is one of my least favorite weeds because its sticky seeds get all over my dog’s furry paws. Crabgrass is another difficult weed to control. There are few … [Read more...]