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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.

Many believe that rain washes away fertilizer and chemicals applied to the lawn. Science, in particular organic chemistry, shows how rain or irrigation after you apply fertilizer and chemicals helps to chemically bond fertilizer and chemicals to the organic matter in your lawn.

There is no fertilizer application ban in Pinellas, it is a nitrogen blackout.

Many believe mowing a lawn is good for the lawn and the shorter the better. Nothing could be further from the truth, This is especially true for a St Augustine grass lawn. Mowing stresses a lawn. And nothing stresses a St Augustine lawn like mowing too short. What is too short for a St Augustine lawn?

March is the time to prepare your lawn for the hot dry months ahead. In Pinellas County, the daytime temperatures will soon be 85 degrees and higher and from March to July there will be little or no rain – often going weeks without rain. And what about those winter annuals weeds that seem to be popping up everywhere. Learn what to do in March here.

St Augustine has a natural escape mechanism to protect it from cold weather – it goes dormant. A dormant St Augustine lawn may look dead – it is not, it is very alive. Find out what you should do for your dormant St Augustine lawn.

Many believe that taking care of your lawn means putting something on the lawn, like fertilizer or an insecticide. However, you can go organic in February with these two simple organic lawn care techniques that improve your lawn and use no fertilizer or chemicals.

Many believe a lawn isn’t a nice-looking lawn unless it is short. But the opposite is true for a St Augustine lawn – the taller the lawn, the better it looks. Check your mowing height with this simple test.

"Over-watering your lawn causes dollar weed" Fact Check: False. Overwatering doesn’t cause dollar weed, dollar weed causes dollar weed. If you reduce water to prevent, reduce or rid your lawn of dollar weed, the dollar weed remains and your lawn dies. Don’t despair, dollar weed can be controlled. Learn how here.

During the cooler weather in Pinellas County, homeowners may see tannish crop circles in their lawn. Most likely those are caused by brown patch - a cool-weather disease. Brown patch forms perfect circles or lobed circles where individual circles have joined other circles. Many believe brown patch is caused by overwatering – it is not. Learn why.

A big mistake made by many homeowners in the winter is to fertilize their lawn. Your lawn is semi-dormant in the winter and stimulating with nitrogen-rich fertilizers can damage your lawn and cause fungus. Winterizing prepares your lawn for the spring flush growth, reduces, and prevents weeds, and protects the lawn from cool weather fungi.

A lawn spraying service is an easy inexpensive way to keep your lawn healthy without learning, buying and applying lawn chemicals and fertilizers

Even though your lawn is green (or should be), it is semi-dormant or hibernating. It is resting. The cooler temps and shorter days mean less metabolism and less photosynthesis. During this time of the year, your lawn has some specific needs to survive and prepare for the spring.

It has rained nearly every day during the rainy season, so, how often should you water your St Augustine grass lawn in Clearwater and surrounding areas?

Growing a great St Augustine lawn is simple if you know where to focus your efforts. But many homeowners spend too much money and effort focused on urban lawn myths and other nonsense. This simple guide for growing a St Augustine lawn exposes the myths, eliminates the nonsense, and provides you the knowledge so you can focus your efforts on what is important and what works.