Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.

Contact:
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
E-mail: lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us

  1. Dealing with lawn insect pests in north Florida

    by , 05-15-2012 at 02:56 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Even though mole crickets may injure any of the lawn grasses we grow in Florida, Bermuda, bahia and centipede are most severely damaged. Mole crickets are active in North Florida spring through fall. The best window of opportunity to control them is June and July.

    Soap flush is a technique to check for mole crickets. Mix 2 ounces of liquid dishwashing soap in 2 gallons of water and apply with a sprinkling can to 4 square feet of turf in several areas where mole crickets are suspected.
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