February is a transition month in Pinellas County. Your lawn is transitioning from semi-dormant to spring growth spurt. Right now, it is all about the soil. So what to do in February?
Introducing Gnomey, the lawn gnome sign twirler. He replaced Pinky the Flamingo as our friendly reminder to "Keep Off Until Dry".
Here is a sample of a dialogue between a customer and myself about what it takes to recover a lawn from neglect.
Chinch bugs are small, fast and good at hiding. This video gives you a look at what to expect when looking for chinch bugs in the lawn.
Landscape tip to help you have an attractive landscape with less work.
Environmental groups claimed fertilizers were polluting Florida Waterways. So they lobbied for fertilizer ordinances and the Pinellas County Commission adopted fertilizer ordinances in 2010. But now, there is a study by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection that says these ordinances are not justified.
Dollar Spot earned its name for the silver dollar sized spots it creates on golf greens. It is a very common disease of St Augustine lawns in Pinellas County. It is non-lethal and indicates it is time to fertilize the lawn.
St Augustine grass is not heat resistant; it is merely heat tolerant. If temperatures exceed the heat tolerance of the grass, the St Augustine turf will "sun scald” - condition that looks like chinch bug damage or water stress.
This video was inspired by a true story of a homeowner's experience with a "mudslinging” salesman from TruGreen. The salesman came knocking at her door to “trash talk” her lawn spraying company. Her answer caught the salesman by surprise.
Looking for a Lawn Spray Company for your home, HOA or business? Learn about APL Lawn Spraying with this multi-media presentation about APL Lawn Spraying, our history, my education and experience and scope of our work.