Bahia Grass Website
Site dedicated to the Bahia Grass seed industry and the promotion of Bahia for
turf and pasture, by Parsons & Sons, Inc., Wellborn, Florida.
Illustrated article on "The Sports Turf of the South" by Richard
L. Duble, Turfgrass Specialist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
Chinch Bugs in
Ohio State University Extension Factsheet tells how to recognize chinch bugs, how
to estimate the population present, and recommended methods of treatment.
Fire Ants News Alert-
Find out how Brazilian phorid flies are used
to battle fire ants.
Florida Lawn Handbook
Comprehensive publication by IFAS on Florida lawn selection and maintenance.
Website of the University of Florida Turfgrass Science Program in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida. Discussion, turf-links, publications, weed management.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provides comprehensive information on
turgrass varieties for Florida and a directory of Florida Sod Producers.
Irrigation of Lawns and
IFAS publication by Dorota Z. Haman, Gary A. Clark, Allen G. Smajstrla.
Key for Identification of Turf Diseases
By Gary W. Simone, Plant Pathology Department, Cooperative Extension Service, University
of Florida, Gainesville.
From the Yearly Calendar for St. Augustine
Grass Care and Culture by L. B. McCarty and John L. Cisar - IFAS facts on the correct mowing height.
Preparing to Plant a
IFAS publication by L. B. McCarty tells how it should be done.
Richard L. Duble, Turfgrass Specialist, Texas Agricultural Extension
Service, reports on St. Augustine Decline (SAD),a virus causing a chlorotic mottling or
stippling of St. Augustinegrass leaves and centipedegrass. The virus is widespread in
Texas and has been reported in Louisiana and Arkansas.
Augustine Grass Disease Index
This Handbook published online by Texas A & MU has an index to St.
Augustine diseases linked to illustrated fact sheets on each.
Sample Lawn and
Landscape Maintenance Contract
Before hiring a lawn service, read this IFAS Fact Sheet outlining the contents
and specifications of a good contract.
Selecting a Lawn
IFAS Fact Sheet by L. B. McCarty makes suggestions on how to choose a service.
Selecting a Turfgrass
for Florida Lawns
IFAS Fact Sheet by L. B. McCarty outlines considerations for selecting the right
Thatch and Its Control in
The facts about thatch from IFAS turfgrass experts L. B. McCarty and John L.
Copious info on Florida turf from the IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research Center.
Water Quality and Professional
Best Management Practices for lawn care, by A. H. Bruneau, Extension Crop Science
Specialist, L. T. Lucas, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, S. C. Hodges, Extension
Soil Science Specialist, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Weed Control Guide for Florida Lawns
This IFAS publication includes photo identifications of common lawn weeds, by L. B.
McCarty, Commercial Turf Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Your Yard and Clean Air
Pollution prevention in your own backyard, by the USEPA.