Lawn Care

Ficus Informational Letter

Ficus hedges have been an important part of the south Florida landscape for more than 20 years, now. The two most common types of ficus hedges we treat are Ficus benjamina and Ficus nitida. There are a few morphologic differences in the two types, but they are substantially similar, and usually are treated the same Ficus Informational Letter

Fertilization and Pollution

With concerns about ground water pollution, Florida and other states are implementing restrictions against the use of phosphorous in fertilizers and restricting the amount of nitrogen in a fertilizer.  What can you do to protect the ground water but still keep your lawn healthy and green? Organic lawn care can help reduce fertilizer runoff and protect Fertilization and Pollution

Spring Lawn Renovation Tips

Early spring is the time when South Florida homeowners begin noticing weed growth and brown spots on their lawns. What can you do? One of the best things you can do is simply be patient. Many of the problems you see in the early spring will disappear with basic lawn care maintenance-fertilizing, mowing and watering. Spring Lawn Renovation Tips

Pest Control Tip-Chinch Bugs and St. Augustine Grass

The chinch bug or “blissus insularis”  attacks St. Augustinegrass (warm season turf grass) lawns year round in Southern Florida.  Down in the thatch each grass plant leaf contains plant fluids.  The chinch bug feeds on these fluids. When the bugs feeds it kills the grass plant and makes the grass plant vulnerable to weed invasion. The chinch bug is easily confused with several other insects commonly found Pest Control Tip-Chinch Bugs and St. Augustine Grass

Lawn Tip – Fertilizers

If you live in South Florida begin fertilizing your lawn in February. Do not use a weed and feed preparation. Choose a fertilizer without phosphorous or very little phosphorous unless you do a soil test and it indicates your lawn needs additional phosphorous. Use a controlled -release nitrogen fertilizer for longer lasting results and remember Lawn Tip – Fertilizers

Lawn Tip – Overwatering

During the winter months of January and February it is important to keep lawn watering to a minimum.  According to research conducted at the University of Florida lawns don’t need to be watered as much during cooler months. Over watering is the cause of many lawn problems. Under your sod the soil is composed of sand, Lawn Tip – Overwatering