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Carol O’Meara: Spring lawn care

By CAROL O'MEARA | CSU Cooperative Extension PUBLISHED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. | UPDATED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. The recent storms with their snowfall were a welcome drink for parched landscapes, and one of the first plants to show their appreciation after the thaw is lawns.

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The American lawn is under attack. But here’s how it can help our environment

BY DENNIS PATTON SPECIAL TO THE STAR      FEBRUARY 24, 2021 05:00 AM The all-American lawn has come under attack in recent years. The perfect green lush carpet that was once seen as a status symbol is now viewed, by some, as a waste of precious resources, providing little benefit to the environment. The amount of water, fertilizer and chemicals used in caring for the lawn can be debated. What cannot be debated is the importance of ground cover. The matter in question is how it is maintained...

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Feds Freeze Out Frost Fix for Southern States.

Why is the EPA impeding technological innovations that could save American farmers billions?

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How the Perfect Lawn Became a Symbol of the American Dream


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Lawn calendar for cool-season grasses

Updated: Feb 13, 2021, 4:00 PM The following suggestions are for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue. zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and buffalograss are warm-season grasses and require a different maintenance regime. A warm-season grass calendar will be covered in a later newsletter.  March  Spot treat broadleaf weeds if necessary. Treat on a day that is 50 degrees or warmer. Rain or irrigation within 24 hours of application will reduce effectiveness. April 

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Learn if, when, why and how to fertilize your lawn this spring

Mark Tancig  Guest columnist Soon, Leon County and the Big Bend will be greening up as we enter our next north Florida spring. Before long, you’ll feel the need to get outside in the sunshine and play/work in the yard. For many homeowners, taking care of the lawn is of primary importance.

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County Commissioners Schedule Public Hearing on Changes to Fertilizer Ordinance

By Casey Owens on February 17, 2021    7 Comments At Tuesday’s meeting, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners voted to schedule a public hearing for an ordinance amending the county’s current fertilizer ordinance.

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PRICE: Prevent summer weeds on warm season turfgrass

Feb 6, 2021 If your lawn is not in the greatest shape and there are thin spots, weeds will be a problem. Even well-kept lawns will have some weeds. Preemergence herbicides should be one of your main defenses to prevent weeds. Most lawn weeds fall into two categories, annuals or perennials. Annual weeds complete their life cycle in less than one year and only reproduce by seeds. Perennial weeds are persistent in the winter and summer and live more than two years. They reproduce vegetatively...

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Sally Scalera: Schedule a My Brevard Yard site visit now for a healthier lawn this summer

Sally Scalera  For FLORIDA TODAY With the end of winter near (I hope) and the plants still not actively growing, now is a great time to learn how to care for your yard without causing harm to the environment. The health of the Indian River Lagoon is in bad shape, and improper fertilization and cultural practices can lead to nutrients leaching or being carried to the lagoon or the St. Johns River in stormwater runoff.

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Urban Areas Need ‘Freedom Lawns’ to Revive Their Soil

Traditional lawns provide a nice place for a picnic but these patches of green are the least biodiverse way of improving city landscapes.

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