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Florida (Central and South) lawns maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Work experience in Garden and Technical Sales (Ace Hardware and Lesco). L&O Spray Technican/Horticulturist/Tree permitting (Local Municipality). Commercial Landscape Maintenance (Condo complex and Shopping Mall)


Past member Florida Landscape Maintenance Association (Pinellas County).


On the 'Gardenweb' under the pseudonym "Ronalawn82"


CPO certified (L&O) Florida. Hons. Graduate: Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute (now Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry), Trinidad WI.

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Recent Answers from Ronald B Persaud

2017-02-25 Lawns:

I will have to ask you to 'fine-tune' what you mean by the word - soft.    Soft can mean springy - referring to the ground cover itself. The best example in my experience is <i> Axonopus compressus</i>

2016-11-17 How long can sod last?:

The short answer to your first question is "NO".   The long answer is "Yes if ..... a problem has been missed. This is likely to happen if there is not a rigorous, regular inspection of the landscape

2016-11-15 How long can sod last?:

Thank you for a very thought-provoking question. Let me say at the outset that I will attempt to answer your question from the Horticultural aspect - where plants are appreciated for their aesthetic

2016-07-22 Clover taking over lawn:

OK David, I will take you almost literally. Here are my thoughts.   1. Mother Nature seems to prefer a mixture of vegetation over a 'pure stand'.   2. A species of grass, sedge, shrub etc. might predominate

2016-07-03 Weeds in new lawn:

I have very little experience with hydro seeding; but it can be either a DIY undertaking or outsourced.   Whatever the method, the first - absolutely first! - item on the agenda is to identify


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