July 24, 2018

Research confirms what many of us already intuitively believe. First impressions of any sort of matter in a big way. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. Without question, the first thing an interested homebuyer notices is the condition of the lawn and...

May 22, 2018

  1. The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis, is a common turfgrass pest in the Southeast. Without question, its preferred meal of choice is St. Augustine grass, but it has been known to feed on other grass varieties including zoysia and centipede.

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October 12, 2017

Home Energy Checklists

Today

☐ Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120-degrees Fahrenheit). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands. 

☐ Start using energy-saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing mac...

July 14, 2017

Tropical sod webworm damage. Note how it's both less green and shorter than the rest of the lawn.

Photo: Steven Arthurs, UF/IFAS

There are quite a few pests and diseases that can damage your Florida lawn, and tropical sod webworm (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis) is one of t...

February 22, 2017

Due to the warmer than usual weather we are keeping a look out for Lawn Diseases. If you see any of these, we can help.

Brown Patch Fungus Disease - Brown patch disease is caused by a species of Rhizoctonia fungus. It usually occurs in St. Augustine, Bermuda, Bahia, and...

February 7, 2017

Why Prune Crape Myrtle Trees

Crape Myrtle Trees are summer bloomers, and only have blooms on their new growth. Once they break dormancy this new growth will rapidly emerge. It’s good to remove a few of the older branches to make way for the new growth. Also, it’s good t...

October 10, 2016

“Just one acre of grass can absorb hundreds of pounds of fossil-fuel created sulfur dioxide in a single year.”

In recent years progress seems to have been made in improving our air quality.

But the levels of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter in our at...

October 3, 2016

Diseases are the exception for most lawns, not the rule. And all spots and patches of yellow and brown do not immediately indicate that there is a disease present in your lawn.

Turf grass diseases are caused by a very small number of fungi, while the vast majority of fu...