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How dangerous are the products used for lawn care to humans, pets, or the environment? Why does the posting sign say “Pesticide Application Keep Off Until Dry”. Is there a real danger or fear-mongering? Learn the facts behind the posting sign and decide for yourself.

Many believe mowing a lawn is good for the lawn and the shorter the better. Nothing could be further from the truth, This is especially true for a St Augustine grass lawn. Mowing stresses a lawn. And nothing stresses a St Augustine lawn like mowing too short. What is too short for a St Augustine lawn?

Mushrooms growing in the lawn do not indicate you have a lawn disease or fungus in your St Augustine grass lawn. It means you have mushrooms - the flowering structure of fungi. Fungi are beneficial to the lawn by composting organic matter into plant food for the lawn.


What causes those lime green or yellow areas in your St Augustine Lawn? During rapid growth periods of spring and summer, St Augustine can’t absorb enough iron from the soil needed to produce enough chlorophyll – the green pigment in turf. The results are blades of grass that lack chlorophyll. Learn how to fix this iron issue.

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.

Many believe that rain washes away fertilizer and chemicals applied to the lawn. Science, in particular organic chemistry, shows how rain or irrigation after you apply fertilizer and chemicals helps to chemically bond fertilizer and chemicals to the organic matter in your lawn.

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

Many believe a lawn isn’t a nice-looking lawn unless it is short. But the opposite is true for a St Augustine lawn – the taller the lawn, the better it looks. Check your mowing height with this simple test.

A lawn spraying service is an easy inexpensive way to keep your lawn healthy without learning, buying and applying lawn chemicals and fertilizers


Growing a great St Augustine lawn is simple if you know where to focus your efforts. But many homeowners spend too much money and effort focused on urban lawn myths and other nonsense. This simple guide for growing a St Augustine lawn exposes the myths, eliminates the nonsense, and provides you the knowledge so you can focus your efforts on what is important and what works.

During May – June, sod webworm eggs may be in the sod, and once the sod webworms hatch, can destroy a lawn before it is established. It is not every batch of sod, but it happens often enough to merit this warning.

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?


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.