December 13, 2019

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac leaves Plants

They look innocent, but Poison Oak, Ivy, and Sumac can be more than just an irritating rash – they can be medically dangerous, and make you never want to go outside again.

There are a few products that can treat a rash in the ea...

July 24, 2018

Research confirms what many of us already intuitively believe. First impressions of any sort of matter in a big way. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. Without question, the first thing an interested homebuyer notices is the condition of the lawn and...

May 22, 2018

  1. The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis, is a common turfgrass pest in the Southeast. Without question, its preferred meal of choice is St. Augustine grass, but it has been known to feed on other grass varieties including zoysia and centipede.

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October 12, 2017

Home Energy Checklists

Today

☐ Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120-degrees Fahrenheit). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands. 

☐ Start using energy-saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing mac...

July 14, 2017

Tropical sod webworm damage. Note how it's both less green and shorter than the rest of the lawn.

Photo: Steven Arthurs, UF/IFAS

There are quite a few pests and diseases that can damage your Florida lawn, and tropical sod webworm (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis) is one of t...