Tag Archive: Lawn

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://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/plan-before-fertilizing-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://walton.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://walton.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://walton.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://walton.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://walton.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://walton.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://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/18/there-is-much-you-can-do-for-your-lawn-even-now/

Armadillos: Midnight Lawn Marauders

Appearing clumsy and bumbling at first glance, these exotic invaders quickly damage landscapes in search of tasty insects. It can be pretty discouraging to step out one morning to find a lawn pock-marked like the lunar surface. Stunned surprise then anger is usually the owner’s response. The offender is not the neighborhood teenager with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/20/armadillos-midnight-lawn-marauders/

Handling Lawn and Landscape Problems after a Storm

After severe weather of any kind, homeowners must often spend a considerable amount of time dealing with impacts to their landscapes.  Below are a few lessons we have learned from hurricanes and tropical storms in the past. Many thanks to fellow agent Beth Bolles for her contributions to this article. Dealing with Toppled Trees It …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/07/handling-lawn-and-landscape-problems-after-a-storm/

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