Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn

Figure 1. A lawn showing nitrogen deficiency symptoms.
Florida lawns are subject to many environmental stresses. These can include nutrient deficiency, salinity, temperature extremes, over- or under-watering, soil problems, and prolonged exposure to shade or traffic. The use of proper cultural practices will help keep your lawn healthy and more stress-tolerant. This two-page fact sheet explains how to choose the most appropriate grass, fertilize properly, mow to the correct height, and irrigate for your lawn’s needs. Written by L.E. Trenholm, and published by the Environmental Horticulture Department.

ENH 153/EP070 Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn

cover of the Florida Lawn HandbookRevised! ENH-153, a 3-page fact sheet by L.E. Trenholm, is part of the Florida Lawn Handbook. It provides homeowners with tips to maintain a stress-resistant lawn by ensuring sufficient stores of carbohydrates, achieve maximum root growth, and supply appropriate nutrients. Includes references throughout. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, September 2008.