Florida Friendly Lawn Care
- Your Florida Lawn for Residential Landscapes
Drawn from University of Florida research, "Your Florida Lawn" is the latest lawn-care information to guide homeowners through all the steps needed to achieve that healthy, beautiful, Florida-friendly lawn.
- Laying Sod
Planting a new lawn with sod is the fastest way to establish a lawn. In this video, UF/IFAS Turf Specialist Dr. Laurie Trenholm demonstrates helpful, science-based techniques on establishing a successful lawn.
- Proper Lawn Maintenance
Proper turf maintenance is vital is sustaining a healthy lawn. In this video, the Southwest Florida Management District gives simple, effective tips on growing a Florida-friendly lawn.
- North Florida Lawns
Dr. Laurie Trenholm visits Northwest Florida to discuss the different types of turfgrass with Dr. Bryan Unruh, turfgrass researcher with the UF/IFAS Northwest Florida Research and Education Center in Milton, Florida.
- South Florida Lawns
Dr. Laurie Trenholm visits South Florida to discuss lawns and weed control with Dr. Phil Busey, turfgrass researcher with the UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.
- Water-Front Lawn Care
Dr. Laurie Trenholm pays a visit to a South Florida waterfront home to discuss living on the waterfront and how important it is to be aware of fertilization usage near Florida's water bodies
The Nine FFL Principles
- 1. Right Plant, Right Place
- 2. Water Efficiently
- 3. Fertilize Appropriately
- 4. Mulch
- 5. Attract Wildlife
- 6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
- 7. Recycle
- 8. Reduce Storm
- 9.Protect the Waterfront
Avoid routine applications of pesticides. Treat only affected areas rather than spraying your entire landscape.
Use environmentally friendly pesticides such as horticulture dormant oils or insecticidal soaps for ornamental plants.