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.
Revised! 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.
Revised! ENH-151, a 2-page fact sheet by L.E. Trenholm, lists species of turfgrass suitable for use in the shade and management practices to minimize added stress. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, April 2008.