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St. Augustinegrass

Stenotaphrum secundatum


Entry terms: Zoysia, Zoydia, Osterdamia, Matrella, zoysia grasses, zoysiagrasses, Brousemichea


Centipedegrass for Florida Lawns

LH009/ENH8 by J. B. Unruh, A. J. Lindsey, and M. SchiavonJuly 25th, 2023Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides [Munro] Hack.) was introduced into the United States from southeastern Asia in 1916. It is well adapted to the climate and soils of Central and Northern Florida and is the most common home lawn grass in the Florida Panhandle. There is now one cultivar adapted to South Florida conditions.

Synthetic Turfgrass and the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

EP612/ENH1348by Jason Kruse, Bryan Unruh, Jennifer Marvin, Tom Wichman, Lynn Barber, Norma Samuel, John Bossart, Claire Lewis, and Esen MomolDecember 6th, 2021Synthetic turf is a manufactured product that utilizes synthetic fibers that mimic the aesthetic look of natural grass. While designed to imitate the look of natural turf, synthetic turf does not provide the ecosystem benefits of a natural turf system. This publication examines the properties of synthetic turf in relation to each of FFL’s nine principles. A new publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department; 4 pages.

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