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Florida Lawn Handbook

Versions of these EDIS publications were included in the third (2005) edition of the Florida Lawn Handbook, which is available for purchase at the UF/IFAS Extension bookstore.


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Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns

LH006/ENH6 by Marco Schiavon, J. Bryan Unruh, and Kevin E. KenworthyMay 2, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s).

Bermudagrass for Florida Lawns

LH007/ENH19by Laurie E. Trenholm, Marco Schiavon, J. Bryan Unruh, and Travis W. ShaddoxMay 1, 1991Bermudagrasses are among the most widely used warm-season grasses. Improved, fine-textured bermudagrasses are used throughout the South on golf courses, athletic fields, and in high-profile residential and commercial landscapes where a fine-textured, dense ground cover is desired. This publication reviews current cultivars available in Florida and best management practices for maintaining bermudagrass lawns in Florida. Minor revision by L. Trenholm, M. Schiavon, J.B. Unruh, and T. Shaddox; 5 pp.

Centipedegrass for Florida Lawns

LH009/ENH8 by J. B. Unruh, A. J. Lindsey, and M. SchiavonMarch 5, 2024Centipedegrass is a commonly grown, low input turfgrass used in landscapes throughout the state of Florida. This factsheet provide science based information on the culture and management of centipedegrass including mowing, irrigation, pest control, and cultural practices.

St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns

LH010/ENH5 by Laurie E. Trenholm, Marco Schiavon, J. Bryan Unruh, Travis W. Shaddox, and Kevin E. KenworthyAugust 16, 2021A fact sheet for homeowner audiences.

Zoysiagrass for Florida Lawns

LH011/ENH11 by J. Bryan Unruh, Marco Schiavon, Alex J. Lindsey, Kevin E. Kenworthy, and L. E. TrenholmMay 16, 2022Zoysiagrasses were introduced into the United States from Asia and provide attractive turf throughout much of the United States. In recent years, newer cultivars of zoysiagrass have entered the market with improved insect resistance, accelerated establishment, and better overall performance. This 8-page major revision of the Environmental Horticulture Department was written by J. Bryan Unruh, Marco Schiavon, Alex J. Lindsey, Kevin E. Kenworthy, and L. E. Trenholm.

Preparing to Plant a Florida Lawn

LH012/ENH 02 by L.E. Trenholm, Amy L. Shober, and Eban Z. BeanJune 21, 2018

General Recommendations for Fertilization of Turfgrasses on Florida Soils

LH014/SL21 by T. W. ShaddoxJanuary 10, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Commercial and Homeowner audience(s).

The Florida Fertilizer Label

SS170/SL-3 by T. W. ShaddoxFebruary 21, 2017

How to Calibrate Your Fertilizer Spreader

LH024/ENH62 by T. W. Shaddox, J. B. Unruh, and L. E. TrenholmNovember 28, 2017

Mowing Your Florida Lawn

LH028/ENH10 by L. E. Trenholm, J. B. Unruh, and J. L. CisarJuly 3, 2018

Watering Your Florida Lawn

LH025/ENH9 by L. E. Trenholm, J. B. Unruh, and J. L. CisarFebruary 1, 2017

Turfgrass Disease Management

LH040/SSPLP14 by M. L. Elliott and P. F. HarmonAugust 9, 2018

Nematode Management in Residential Lawns

NG039/ENY-006 by William T. CrowMarch 18, 2024Plant-parasitic nematodes are among the least understood and most difficult pests to manage on turfgrass in Florida. They are very small, and most can only be seen with the aid of a microscope. They use a stylet to puncture plant cells, to inject digestive juices into them, and to ingest plant fluids. The most reliable way to determine whether plant-parasitic nematodes are involved in a turf problem is to have a nematode assay conducted by a professional nematode diagnostic lab.