Pest Alert: Southern Chinch Bug

Pest Alert: Southern Chinch Bug

It is the time of year again when chinch bugs become prevalent in St. Augustine grass. St. Augustine grass is the most commonly used turfgrass species in Florida and in 2007 was about 51% of the total sod acreage in the state (Source: University of Florida). The...
Plant Profile: Hibiscus

Plant Profile: Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a plant frequently found in the Florida landscape. Though Florida is home to native hibiscus, most varieties found in the urban landscape are exotic, likely originating in Asia. Growers have bred incredible variety into hibiscus with flowers and foliage...