NEWS & UPDATES
Eradicate winter months
With each season weeds are seeding and growing. If weeds were eradicated from a lawn volunteers will eventually grow because mother nature blows seeds throughout and her birds kindly give offerings with seeds, only to happy to germinate where dropped. If a healthy landscape is the goal it becomes a constant and worthy monitoring and on-going project.
Rye grass needs fertilization
Rye grass is seeded in the winter creating a soft, lush very green lawn when very little else is green. Rye grass is both green and growing. When there is something green AND growing it needs to be fertilized. Fertilizer isn't usually applied in the winter. However In the winter the rye grass needs fertilizer to keep it healthy.
To bag or mulch?
Part of creating a beautiful lawn is neatness. Some like to bag leaves thinking it is the only way to have a neat lawn. Creating a mulch pile can be a great deal of work. If a regular mowing schedule is maintained leaves can be mulched by using the mower to mulch the leaves and the lawns appearance will be neat and actually healthier.
When time to fertilize?
Fertilization is a critically important part of any lawn maintenance program. But as the old adage goes 'timing is everything.' Don't fertilize as soon as it starts warming up. That is a wrong strategy, especially in Tallahassee were spring and winter weather is so fickle. It is counterproductive to fertilizer prematurely, the grass just isn't ready to use the nutrients. The weeds would be happy for the meal but the grass would not benefit from the application.
February Gardening for North Florida
Time to plant potatoes! plant the potato seeds as deep as you can stand to dig. The minimum depth is 3". Farmer Grisset plants his 12" deep. The deeper they are planted the more potatoes you harvest.
Currently In Bloom: Red buds, Yoshino Cherry trees and the Japanese Magnolias. The red buds and Yoshino Cherry Trees are hard to tell apart. An easy clue is
Down and Dirty on Lawns
I received a phone call asking if we'd support a city ordinance that prohibits turf grass. After all, it appears to take more than its share of water, exists as a totally useless ornamentation, is pesticide-needy and drains our resources. After being presented with such a hugely misinformed idea, I decided it is time for a review of the benefits of beautiful lawns.
Why Fertilize in the Winter/Fall?
The grass stopped growing! Why are we fertilizing?
How Important is Fertilization?
Mythconception All fertilization events are an opportunity for nutrients to leach or runoff into water bodies.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Healthy turfgrass can capture up to four times more carbon from the air than is produced by the engine of our lawnmowers. "When you take care of your lawn and promote...
Learn How to Fight Plant Disease
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