Chinch bugs are common pests of St. Augustinegrass. One of your best weapons in battling this insect is good lawn management.
These little bugs like St. Augustinegrass and hot, dry weather. Periods of drought can encourage chinch bug attack. Irrigating to keep the lawn healthy but not growing excessively is one key to discourage chinch bug invasion. Recently weíve received plenty of rain. But if we go through a dry period in summer or fall, watch for chinch bugs in St. Augustinegrass.
Cutting corners during lawn renovation usually results in poor turf establishment and long-term lawn maintenance problems.
Occasionally it is necessary to renovate a lawn or replant sections of a lawn. When replanting a lawn, it is best to not cut corners - you'll usually pay for it in the long run. One of the most important factors is to prepare a good planting bed when renovating a lawn.
It doesn't matter if you intend to re-sod, re-sprig or reseed; you need
Nicevilleís biggest community event of the year is just around the corner Ė Fourth of July fireworks over Boggy Bayou! If you are new to Niceville, you donít want to miss the spectacular show. Folks come from all around to watch. For those with homes on the bayou, July 4 is a day when loads of long lost friends and family come over for an evening visit (better get some extra hot dogs).
You can help support (pay for) the fireworks show by recycling your cans at City Hall instead of leaving
Proper irrigation is the first step in conditioning a lawn for drought. Many people rely on their automatic sprinkler systems to apply small amounts of water several times weekly to their lawn. This practice promotes a lawn that requires more water and one that cannot withstand drought stress.
The following is provided by Dr. Laurie Trenholm, UF/IFAS Extension Turfgrass Specialist.
To develop a deep root system, lawns should only be watered when the first signs of wilt
Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day -- this is a special time of the year for those of us who love our country and community! This morning, Flag Day, Niceville is once again ablaze with the red, white and blue of American flags waving in the breeze. It is worth a drive through town just to have a look.
This week was the first full week of summer vacation in Okaloosa County. I have been seeing boys walking down my street with fishing poles in one hand and buckets with