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Junk Science for Lawns

There were areas in the shady St Augustine lawn where the grass will not grow. The lawn had a much shade from several large Live Oak trees in the lawn

Large White Mushrooms Growing In the lawn Are A Community of Fungi Recycling Organic Matter
Fairy Rings are those dark green circles in the lawn with large white mushrooms growing along the outer edge.
Preliminary Research Proves: Lawns Do Not Pollute

Fertilizing a healthy St Augustine lawn during the rainy season does not cause fertilizer to pollute or run off into lakes, rivers, bays or other water

Lesson #1 - The Best Mowing Height for St Augustine Turf Grass Lawn

The best mowing height for St Augustine grass lawns grown in Clearwater, St Petersburg, Seminole, Largo and Palm Harbor Florida is 3” high or taller

What To Do When it Rains too Much and Your St Augustine Turf Grass Lawn is Flooded
How do you care for a lawn that is soaked from heavy rains, ruts when you mow and has standing water.
How Does SWFWMD Save Potable Water by Restricting Lawn Irrigation With Well Water?

Why does SWFWMD restrict wells for lawn watering (irrigation)? I recently wrote SWFWMD to find out the answer to this question.

APL Lawn Spraying Saves $21.85 Compared to Do It Yourself at Home Depot

Which is cheaper - Do it Yourself or Professional Lawn Spraying. My research says professional lawn spraying is almost $25.00 cheaper (2013 study).

Only  A Tiny Fraction of the Earth’s Water – less than 1% -  is Useable for Humans: Is that A Problem?

Water restrictions in Tampa Bay area are triggered by water shortages. Are we running out of water?

This Weed Has Round Leaves Similar to Dollar Weed but is Dichondra

Dichondra looks like Dollar Weed but Dichondra has a small round light green leaves and grows low to the ground in shade areas

Restoring HOA Common Areas can be done with Lawn Spraying (Fertility and Pest Management)

Saving HOA money on landscape maintenance for common areas is important. Good lawn spraying can restore common areas to their original beauty.

Lawn Moths/Sod Webworms

Lawn moths are little tan or white small moths  you see fly around in shady areas of your St Augustine turf grass lawn when you walk through the lawn.

Thatch in St Augustine Lawns

St Augustine grass does not create thatch problems and does not need to be verti-cut or dethatched. Do not remove thatch from a St Augustine grass lawn.

What are Those Little Green Worms Hanging from Oaks Trees
You are walking along fiddling with your phone and BAM!, you walk into a caterpillar hanging by a silk like thread from an Oak tree – not exactly a highlight of your day. What are these aerial assault caterpillars and are they a problem to you or the tree?
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

What to Expect in the Fall From Your St Augustine Lawn

Every fall I’m asked “Why does my lawn look like it is dying?”. The lawn isn’t dying, it is transitioning from summer growth to winter semi dormancy.

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