In this Issue:
  • Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!
  • Choosing a Lawn Maintenance Company
  • Why A One Size Fits All Approach to Lawn Care is a Bad Idea
  • Plan to Reduce Summer Weeds
  • What Plant is This?
  • Look More Deeply for Causes of Leaf Wilt
  • November 9th Green Industries Best Management Practices Class
  • Perennial Peanut, a Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes
  • Tropical Sod Webworms Active in Local Lawns
  • When is Half an Inch a Big Deal?
  • Lawns

    Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!

    Mushrooms often are grouped in a circle in your lawn.  This is due to the circular release of spores from a central mushroom. “Fairy Ring” is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Fairy rings can be caused by multiple mushroom species such as Chlorophyllum spp., Marasmius spp., Lepiota spp., Lycoperdon spp., and other basidiomycete fungi. Occurrence …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/20/get-those-fairies-off-my-lawn/

    Choosing a Lawn Maintenance Company

    Lawns in northwest Florida are really starting to get going early this year. It is early March but feels much later in the year and many feel behind on their lawn maintenance and various other landscape chores. Maybe it is time to think about hiring a lawn maintenance company to do the job for you. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/09/choosing-a-lawn-maintenance-comapny/

    Why A One Size Fits All Approach to Lawn Care is a Bad Idea

    Regardless of what the tag says one size does not fit all. As with clothing, a piece will undoubtedly be too large for some and too small for others. Trying to go with a “one size fits all” approach to lawn care will lead to the same kind of frustration and disappointment as an ill-fitting garment. All …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/23/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-lawn-care-is-a-bad-idea/

    Plan to Reduce Summer Weeds

    Remember last summer? The hot, dry days.  Grass drying up and turning brown.  Yet, the weeds are green and doing fine.  However, every herbicide label warns against applying when the temperatures are above 85 degrees and especially under drought conditions.  Those weeds flourished and dispersed seed everywhere.  Now, they are just sitting there ready to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/03/plan-to-reduce-summer-weeds/

    What Plant is This?

    A common diagnostic service offered at your local UF/IFAS Extension office is plant identification. Whether you need a persistent weed identified so you can implement a management program or you need to identify an ornamental plant and get care recommendations, we can help! In the past, we were reliant on people to bring a sample …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/17/what-plant-is-this/

    Look More Deeply for Causes of Leaf Wilt

    Plants have specific ways of telling gardeners that there is a problem, but not all plant symptoms lead us directly to the cause. During drier conditions, we often use wilting leaves as an indicator that water is needed.  This can be a reliable symptom that the soil is lacking moisture but it is not always …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/11/22/look-more-deeply-for-causes-of-leaf-wilt/

    November 9th Green Industries Best Management Practices Class

    Wednesday November 9th, 8am-4pm. Green Industries Best Management Practices Okaloosa County Extension 3098 Airport Rd. Crestview, FL. Click Here for flyer.   Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/10/21/november-9th-green-industries-best-management-practices-class/

    Perennial Peanut, a Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes

    Driving through rural panhandle counties this time of year, one finds pastures with thick green canopies, exploding with yellow-gold flowers. Perennial peanut is in bloom. This is a highly nutritional forage option for livestock and also makes for a beautiful urban groundcover alternative to turfgrass. Perennial peanut was introduced from Brazil in the mid 1930’s. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/09/08/perennial-peanut-a-great-choice-for-panhandle-pastures-and-landscapes/

    Tropical Sod Webworms Active in Local Lawns

    Tropical sod webworms have been active in local lawns during the past few weeks here in North Florida. All of our warm season turf grasses are susceptible to these pests. Sod webworms are not consistently a problem every year. Some years their numbers are low enough that they are not a problem. Some years we …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/09/02/tropical-sod-webworms-active-in-local-lawns/

    When is Half an Inch a Big Deal?

    Sometimes when we talk about the size of things we like to estimate and don’t worry too much about being precise, but there are times when as little as a half inch really is a big deal. When talking about landscape maintenance and pest management that half inch can be crucial. Here are three examples …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/19/when-is-half-an-inch-a-big-deal/

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