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St Augustine has a natural escape mechanism to protect it from cold weather – it goes dormant. A dormant St Augustine lawn may look dead – it is not, it is very alive. Find out what you should do for your dormant St Augustine lawn.

Many believe that taking care of your lawn means putting something on the lawn, like fertilizer or an insecticide. However, you can go organic in February with these two simple organic lawn care techniques that improve your lawn and use no fertilizer or chemicals.

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.

During the cooler weather in Pinellas County, homeowners may see tannish crop circles in their lawn. Most likely those are caused by brown patch - a cool-weather disease. Brown patch forms perfect circles or lobed circles where individual circles have joined other circles. Many believe brown patch is caused by overwatering – it is not. Learn why.

A big mistake made by many homeowners in the winter is to fertilize their lawn. Your lawn is semi-dormant in the winter and stimulating with nitrogen-rich fertilizers can damage your lawn and cause fungus. Winterizing prepares your lawn for the spring flush growth, reduces, and prevents weeds, and protects the lawn from cool weather fungi.

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


Even though your lawn is green (or should be), it is semi-dormant or hibernating. It is resting. The cooler temps and shorter days mean less metabolism and less photosynthesis. During this time of the year, your lawn has some specific needs to survive and prepare for the spring.

It has rained nearly every day during the rainy season, so, how often should you water your St Augustine grass lawn in Clearwater and surrounding areas?


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.

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?

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?


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?


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.