GREEN IS MORE THAN JUST A COLOR
As Florida grows, more people must share the state’s natural resources. It has never been more important for homeowners to understand that they can use less water, save money and still enjoy a healthy lawn.
…water your lawn twice a week – or less?
… know how to tell when it’s time to water?
…re-set your sprinklers when the seasons change?
The Turfgrass Producers of Florida can show you how to conserve water, save money, do your part to help the environment – and enjoy your lawn.
A Closer Look at Turf in Your Florida Friendly Landscape
Being Florida-Friendly doesn’t mean “no turf”. It’s a combination of good planning, and responsible maintenance that incorporates the Nine Florida-Friendly concepts:
Right Plant, Right Place. For turf areas, this means choosing a turf-type that is appropriate for the area where you plan to put it and understanding how to maintain it.
For example, some types of turf require six or more hours of sun to thrive. Planting these grasses in shady areas may seem okay in the short term, but over time, the grass will become weak and will start to thin. More water and more fertilizer won’t help.
It also means assessing your expectations. Expecting your yard to look like a golf course probably isn’t realistic. It may also not be realistic to expect your turfgrass to remain a deep emerald green year round. Some grasses, particularly zoysias (like Empire Zoysia) will naturally go dormant – and turn a yellowish brown – in cool or dry weather. It’s how the grass survives, and why it’s a good choice for those who prefer less watering.