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How to Increase Curb Appeal

The reason people pay so much attention to their lawn or garden is that it is the first thing that people see when they visit your home. You never get a chance to make a first impression, and a beautiful lawn can make a lasting impression and increase the value of...

How to Identify & Diagnose Brown Patch

What is Brown Patch? Brown patch is caused by a species of fungus called Rhizoctonia.  In cooler climates It can be particularly harmful to tall fescue and ryegrass.  The damage isn’t as extensive in Kentucky Bluegrass or fine fescues.  When it comes to climates...

How to Have The Best Looking Lawn on Your Block

Having the best looking lawn on the block is not always easy to achieve, especially in times of drought, however with a little planning and care you might be surprised at what you can accomplish. Like most things in life, the biggest secret to great looking lawns is...

How to Avoid Dead Spots on Your Grass

Sunny days are often spent in backyard pools or playing games to keep cool. Summer fun can be undone when you notice brown spots in your lawn, and a few culprits may be the cause. Read on for helpful tips to avoid dead spots on your grass. Temporary Lawn Toppers At...

How Long Does it Take Grass to Grow?

We all know the old saying that "a watched pot never boils", but when it comes to your lawn it could be said that "watched grass never grows". Whenever you put down new grass seed it can seem like forever before the grass finally starts to take off. Obviously whenever...

Root Rot in St. Augustine Grasses

Root rot is a fungal disease that causes weak, brown, dead patches in lawns. Root rot is caused by a fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis, which is found in the soil. Excessive rainfall can also trigger this disease. Root rot is not transported by mowing, or...

The Importance of Mowing

      It is very important to mow your lawn weekly and at the correct height. Mowing at the correct height increases the lawns density and also keeps the root system healthy. A healthy root system means the nutrients and water will be absorbed rather than wasted....

Fun Chinch Bug Facts

CHINCH BUGS Did you know the southern chinch bug is the most damaging insect pest of St.Augustine turf? They damage the turf by inserting there piercing sucking mouth parts and feeding on the sap. An adult female will deposit over 250 eggs during her life span. During...

Summer Showers

These last few weeks have been storm after storm. Although we desperately needed the rain too much rain is not always a good thing. According to Bay News 9 Drought Index, Pinellas County is still considered to be in a severe drought, from June 1- June 8 Tampa has only...

Crabgrass

Crabgrass is an annual weed. Living for one year, producing seed and then dying. Their offspring take over the following year and so on.. This weed grows during the warmer season but it can grow in any temperature region. Crabgrasses belong to the genus Digitaria,...

summer treatments

During the summer months in Pinellas County we are not allowed to apply nitrogen to the property.  This goes from June 1st to September 30th.  Since we are aware of this we coordinate our complete fertilizer applications accordingly throughout the year.  This does not...

Winter 2015

It has certainly been a warm winter so far.  In fact, we have been reaching record high temperatures.  Luckily it has been cooling off at night.  So you can still water just once a week and the yard will be fine.  As we come out to treat the yard we are having to keep...