Recent Articles

When is the Best Time to Water a Lawn?
How much, how often and when are the three most asked questions about watering a lawn. This articles explains why watering in the evening is best for Pinellas County St Augustine lawns.
St Augustine Grass Mowing Height
Lawn Myth: A lawn isn’t a lawn unless it is short, like a golf course or it is just a hay field. Rick Orr of APL Lawn Spraying busts this myth into oblivion in this short video
Which Water Source is Best For Irrigation of St Augustine Lawns
Which water source is best to irrigate a St Augustine lawn: Reclaimed Water, Pond water, Lake water, well water or potable water (city water)?
You Should Mow Your St Augustine Lawn at 3" and Here's Why
The best mowing height for St Augustine turf grass lawns is 3" or higher. Lawn damage, brown spots and dead thin turf are caused by mowing height below 3”
How to Identify Chinch Bugs and Chinch Bug Damage in St Augustine Grass Lawns
How to identify, recognize and treat chinch bugs, chinch bug damage to St Augustine grass lawns and best method to control and kill chinch bugs.
How APL Lawn Spraying is Organized: Agronomists, CPO and Techs

APL Lawn Spraying is led by an agronomist, who is also the Florida certified pest control operator in charge of APL Lawn Spraying.

Is Restricting Reclaimed Water Legal?

Can Pinellas County, FL government officials restrict, shut off or turn off reclaimed water to its customers? I don’t think so….

Why Have Restrictions on Well and Reclaimed Water?

Why does Pinellas County, FL have water restrictions when there is no shortage of well or reclaimed water? I wrote SWFWMD to find out why.

All Lawn Spraying is Local

Lawn spraying that is owned and operated by a local expert is best. APL Lawn Spraying is owned and operated by Rick Orr, agronomist of St Petersburg, FL

APL Lawn Spraying Saves $11.98 over DIY

Which is cheaper - Do it Yourself or Professional Lawn Spraying. My research says professional lawn spraying is slightly cheaper.

Organic Lawn Spraying vs. Conventional Lawn Spraying

Is organic lawn care better than conventional chemical lawn spraying? Are lawn chemicals unsafe for pets and humans. Learn more here

Lawns Don't Pollute They Depollute

St Augustine turf grass lawns do not pollute water, they de-pollutes the air and water by composting pet waste, dust, pollen, harmful chemicals and more

Is it Chinch Bugs? Fungus? Or Something Else?

How to tell chinch bugs and fungus from water stress in this short video from Rick Orr, agronomist and owner operator  APL Lawn Spraying St Petersburg, FL

Soil and Water: Why Irrigation is Mandatory in Pinellas

Sandy soils of Pinellas County need to be watered often to keep a St Augustine turf grass lawn green. Growing grass in sand soils is difficult.

About the Chemicals I Use

Are the chemicals – fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides - used for lawn care harmful to humans and pets? Learn more