Sprinkler System check up

Lawns and landscapes require water to flourish and provide the green surroundings desired around homes and recreational areas. Often nature provides water for the landscape in the form of rain, but that is not always adequate. Turf and ornamental plants in the establishment stage need supplemental irrigation during hotter months, especially in the sandy soils of northwest Florida, which can dry out at …

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Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds

Author: Dr. Chris Marble, UF/IFAS MREC While the bulk of most residential weed control programs focus on controlling weeds in turf, weeds can also be very problematic in landscape planting beds. Controlling weeds in landscape beds can be very difficult because unlike turf, planting beds typically contain several different ornamental species that can range from …

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Hold Off Pruning Back Perennials and Ornamental Shrubs

With grass growing slower due to less daylight and somewhat cooler temperatures, and fertilization not needed in the lawn and landscape, landscape managers with more time on their hands undoubtedly are tempted to prune back summer perennials and ornamental landscape shrubs such as roses and crape myrtles. Many perennials, such as hibiscus species, hydrangea, salvia …

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Integrated Pest Management – Accurate Pest I.D.

Using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to landscape management has been an integral part of the green industry for many years. The strategies help to make pest control more efficient by incorporating multiple methods and being flexible enough to make changes where needed. One of the most critical steps in your IPM plan is …

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