Recent Articles

St Augustine Grass is the Best for You and the Environment
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
Curb Appeal: The Psychology of Lush Green Lands
“I would love to live here!” said no one when looking at a desert.
How to Set Up Your Irrigation System to Keep a St Augustine Lawn Alive with 2x Week Watering Restrictions

How to set up your irrigation system timer or controller to water your lawn enough to keep it alive, green and healthy and follow water restrictions

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

Your Mower is Killing Your Lawn
Many believe mowing a lawn is good for the lawn. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mowing stresses a lawn. And nothing stresses a St Augustine lawn like mowing too short.
Oak Leaves Do Not Kill St Augustine Lawns – Oak Leaves are Good for the Lawn

The best method or way to remove, mulch, rake or burn  Live Oak tree leaves on a St Augustine grass lawn is to use a mulching mower

Brown Patch is a Cool Weather Disease in St Augustine Lawns

What are those circular patches of dead grass in St Augustine turf grass lawn? Most likely it is Brown Patch - a cool weather fungus.

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.