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The design and installation of plant materials (including turf) and architectural elements. [NALT]

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Fairy Rings

LH046/SS-PLP-7 by M. L. Elliott and P. F. HarmonAugust 9th, 2018

Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians' Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements

FE1090/FE1090 by Hayk Khachatryan, Alicia Rihn, Xumin Zhang, and Michael DukesMarch 18th, 2021This 5-page fact sheet written by Hayk Khachatryan, Alicia Rihn, Xumin Zhang, and Michael Dukes and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department is the first in a series from the Sustainable Residential Landscape Project, a study conducted in 2016 to address perceptions of landscapes in Florida, different factors that could influence the adoption of more sustainable landscape options, and ways to promote sustainable landscaping options.

Weeds as Indicators of Soil Conditions in Lawns and Landscapes

EP634/ENH1370by Norma Samuel and Chris MarbleMay 9th, 2023The purpose of this publication is to provide examples of weeds commonly found under certain environmental conditions. While weeds can be an indicator of a certain condition, some weed species can thrive in many different environments and are indicated in the following tables with an asterisk. For example, spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata) can be indicative of a dry site, but it will grow and spread very well in sites that are over-irrigated also. The presence of one or two weed species is not necessarily diagnostic to a specific cultural problem, but heavy infestations or the presence of multiple species that prefer a particular condition could indicate that cultural practices should be altered.

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