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January 17, 2013
February 23 – Warmer temperatures have arrived, and it sure feels like spring.  So what’s the best thing you can do for your lawn, which may be looking a bit brown after Florida’s unusually cold winter? The best answer may be – nothing!  Lawngrasses are waiting not only for air temperatures to be warmer, but...
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Texas A&M University researchers recently reported their findings from a two year study designed to determine which turfgrasses could recover most effectively from a 60-day imposed drought. The study, which was commissioned by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the Turfgrass Producers of Texas and conducted under the direction of Dr. David Chalmers, compared...
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Published in December 2008, these University of Florida / IFAS publications answer common landscaping questions such as: Does Florida-Friendly landscaping mean “no turf”? What’s the best way to fertilize my lawn? Does using native plants or changing turf types automatically guarantee water savings? Find out more from the experts on Florida landscapes! Frequently Asked Questions...
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A new study conducted by Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, an independent environmental and energy expert and University instructor, shows that responsibly managed lawns sequester, or store, significant amounts of carbon, capturing four times more carbon from the air than is produced by the engine of today’s lawnmowers. The findings are based on several peer-reviewed, scientific...
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The following is taken from  “Cash for Grass” – A Cost Effective Method to Conserve Landscape Water? by Sylvan Addink, PhD, Certified Professional Agronomist, originally published in the Jan/Feb 2005 Turf News, a publication of Turfgrass Producers International.  The full article with a list of references can be seen at http://ucrturf.ucr.edu/topics/Cash-for-Grass.pdf. Water districts, municipalities, and...
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By Brian Glenn, PhD Candidate, Environmental Horticulture Department, UF/IFAS [divider] Living in the southeast, many areas are dominated by thick and large stands of trees. They thrive in the wet, warm climate that persists for most of the year. Under that majestic live oak in the front yard, it is quite common to see a...
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