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As a rule, most turfgrasses need six or more hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive.  So if your landscape has shady areas, here are a few tips: 1)  Measure how much sunlight those areas receive.  This doesn’t have to be exact; just walk outside (or look out the window) and jot a few notes...
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Considering hiring help to maintain your lawn and planting beds?  There’s more to responsible lawn care than just mow and go! Look for professionals who have completed the Green Industries Best Management Practices training program.  These companies and individuals have gone the extra mile to learn how to protect the environment while keeping your landscape looking...
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What’s the difference between Floratam and St. Augustine? Actually, there isn’t any!  “Floratam” is a cultivar* of St. Augustinegrass developed by the University of Florida and Texas A&M University and released in 1973 (hence the name:  “Flora” and “TAM” = Floratam).  Floratam showed resistance to both the southern chinch bug and St. Augustine Decline (SAD)...
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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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