MORE GREEN IN YOUR POCKET: New irrigation technology can help you keep your lawn looking good and keep more “green” in your pocket. University of Florida scientists recently conducted a study to see what would happen if automated irrigation systems were monitored to work more in sync with nature. HERE’S WHAT THEY DISCOVERED: Homeowners whose...Continue Reading
Your Florida lawn offers unique benefits that play a role in ensuring a healthy planet for generations to come. Download the “Lawns Make Our World Greener” Guide to Conservation and Sustainability.Continue Reading
If you’ve played golf, cheered on your favorite soccer team, picnicked in the park or barbequed with friend in your backyard, chances are the turfgrass you enjoyed was grown locally by one of our member farms.
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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)...Continue Reading