Six applications have insecticides included. Three applications have pre-emergence herbicides included. Dollarweed and Bahiagrass (the “Y” shaped seed-headed grass) control is included. Integrated Pest Management dual line injection systems (to improve weed control by specifically targeting difficult to control weeds) included in all applications. Organic Slow Release Fertilization (to enhance color, even growth rate and lawn density) included in all applications.
  • Earthworms
    Most everyone thinks of Earthworms as “night crawlers” or those brownish-red fishing worms. Normally they are beneficial to the soil. However, when population increases, usually in richer soil in moist areas, they really make a mess. They deposit little beads of soil about the size of a pinhead on top of the soil. When you […]
  • Brown Patch Fungus
    Brown Patch is a disease that routinely attacks Centipede and St. Augustine grass lawns. It is caused by “Riczoctonia Sp”. which is a soil-borne fungus. This disease causes brown circles to appear in the lawn in mid-October and is considered active when the “golden halo” of about 2 inches in diameter is present on the […]
  • Winter Kill
    During the cooler months of WInter, prior to “Spring Green-Up”, there are areas that may be killed by the weather. Where roof drainage occurs from roof gutters and roof valleys, water is concentrated, which can cause the grass to die due to root rot. Underground springs also drown the grass on the sides of slopes. […]
  • Molecrickets
    These guys get blamed for everything. Molecrickets are about the size of regular Brown Fishing Crickets, and have adapted shovel front feet for digging. They are very ugly, destructive creatures. Usually they are identified by their tunneling. These tunnels are approximately the diameter of your small finger, and are usually less than two feet in […]
  • Fairy Ring Fungus
    This disease is caused by “Toadstool” or “Mushroom” type fungi. It usually appears in early Summer. On first impression, you think of Brown Patch Fungus, since it was present just earlier in the Spring. Even though Fairy Ring Fungus is similar to Brown Patch in appearance, it is treated differently. Normally, these are dead, incomplete […]
  • Ticks, Ants and Fleas
    We all know what these problems are because they are human and animal pests. Our service blanket sprays four applications of environmentally friendly insecticides routinely each year. We vary these treatments to maximize their effectiveness. These treatments work very well and will more than help reduce problems associated with these pests. However, eradication of below-ground […]
  • Sodwebworms and Armyworms
    Sodwebworms cause dead areas in the lawn about the size of your fist. Armyworms make the lawn look scalped in areas. Both will leave chewed-up leaves and Frass (excreted digested grass) in their path. These are easily identifiable and control of these insects are routine in our program. After we treat for these problems, the […]
    St. Augustine lawns have a few special problems that are relatively exclusive to them in our area, such as Chinch Bugs, St. Augustine Decline (SAD Virus), and Grey Leaf Spot Fungus. These problems are in addition to the problems previously mentioned. Chinch Bugs are usually the first insect problem in the spring and are, by […]
    Centipede is the dominant lawn grass in our area. It is very tolerant of insects and diseases, however, it is not tolerant of Cultural Mismanagement which causes Centipede Decline. Centipede Decline is a term we use to describe some sick Centipede lawns. Its number-one cause is mowing too high, which allows thatch to develop. You […]