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.
Many homeowners in an effort to look conscientious about the environment turn off the irrigation during the rainy season and learn to late that cutting off the irrigation was not such a good idea.
Spray vs. Granular: Spray is the most effective and environmentally friendly method to care for a St Augustine lawn.
Before you buy sod, you need to know: Sod Webworms, Armyworms and other harmful insects are in the sod and can destroy a lawn before it is established. Why? The sod farms are struggling in today’s economy and to save money, are not treating sod for bugs.
When Rick Orr created iloveturf.com, it was done for the sole purpose of educating Pinellas County residents about St Augustine turf grass lawns. To that end, lawn myths must be debunked and best management practices revealed and it must be done in a way the average homeowner could appreciate and understand.
Your lawn is exposed to the elements and in constant decline. To stop the decline, your lawn needs some tender loving care. Certainly, the products needed are at the local Big Box Home Improvement Stores. But many people choose to pay for lawn spraying for various reasons - they simply find value in the service greater than the desire to "DIY" (Do It Yourself).
Florida is ground zero for fleas - if you have a pet, you'll have fleas. So, I am often asked about fleas. Here is my response to a customer asking about flea control.