Archives for April 2013

Common St. Augustine Grass Problems

St. Augustine grass is often used for lawns in warm climates. Like most varieties of grass, St. Augustine grass comes with a unique set of problems that can affect its health. St. Augustine grass can experience problems with seeding, its environment and pests. Problems with St. Augustine grass can … [Read more...]

St. Augustinegrass for Florida Lawns

St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum [Walt.] Kuntze) is widely adapted to the warm, humid (subtropical) regions of the world. It is believed to be native to the coastal regions of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean. In Florida, St. Augustinegrass is the most commonly used lawn … [Read more...]

Palm Bud Rot

To understand bud rots, an explanation of palm anatomy is necessary. The apical meristem is the growing point of the palm and is often called the bud or heart. All leaves originate from the apical meristem. The youngest, unopened leaf (spear leaf) and the recently expanded leaves come from and are … [Read more...]