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With spring here it is time to start fertilizing your lawn (if you haven’t already started) to ensure a lush, green lawn that is well hydrated for summer. Early spring is the best time to fertilize your yard. If you wait until late spring to fertilize, the fertilizer just ends up feeding grass weeds or [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Most people tend to forget about pest control during the colder winter months but just because you can’t see rodents and pests easily doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem or you don’t have a situation that is encouraging spring pest problems.  It is important to check for rodent and pest activity during the winter [...]

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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, [...]

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