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Perimeter sprays with free service calls provide an effective and safe way to keep the outdoor bugs, outdoors. Applied on the outside of the house, perimeter sprays eliminate pesticides inside the home. And should there be a problem indoors a very light touch directed at the problem will quickly solve the problem.

How good are the lawn chemicals, the weed killers, insecticides and fertilizers, sold at Home Depot or Lowes? Do they work on St Augustine grass lawns?


Sugarcane Mosaic Virus is infecting lawns in Pinellas County. The most impacted areas are south of 38th Ave N and concentrated along the coastal areas.

What should you do for your St Augustine grass lawn during the colder winter months in Florida. Does it need fertilizer, water and insect control?


Brown Patch is a cool weather fungus that when conditions are perfect, can cause cosmetic damage but not kill St Augustine turf grass lawns.


During the cooler weather in Pinellas County, home owners my see curious crop circles in their lawn. Most likely those caused by brown patch - a cool weather fungus. Brown Patch is mostly cosmetic and lethal to the lawn.


Finding a few ants in the house is no reason for concern, but when you see 1000’s form a conga line, time to call a professional. The ants have set up a complex system to move food from your kitchen to their nest.

Lawn Moths flit, dart, and fly about your lawn in the shadows and shade laying eggs in the grass. The lawn moth does no damage to the lawn but the eggs hatch into sod webworms.

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

You can tell if you have Sod webworms in St Augustine grass lawns by looking for the chewed edges of the grass leaf and shorter grass in areas of your lawn


For the Pinellas County urban environment, a St Augustine lawn is the best. A healthy lawn is good for the environment and is good for you. A St Augustine lawn is a biological filter around your home that cleans, filters, cools and looks great

Organic Lawn Care Tip: Mow St Augustine grass at 3" or higher and you will your lawn will require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides to look great.

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


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.


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