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Those big brown cockroaches – AKA Palmetto Bug_  you see scurrying across the floor are forest insects. Sometimes while foraging for food and water in your landscape, they may wander into your home. They prefer the cool moist and dark forest floor to your kitchen floor.

Rats will often cohabitate with humans, preferring areas not frequented by other occupants like attics, crawl spaces, and overgrown plantings or trash piles. Rats making noise is often the first indication you have these unwanted house guests.

Those brown circles in your lawn that look like alien crop circles are caused by a soil-borne fungus that when conditions are perfect will attack the leaves of your St Augustine lawn. The common name for the disease is Brown Patch. Brown Patch is a cool weather fungal disease that can cause cosmetic damage but rarely kills St Augustine turf grass lawns.

Summer sun, heat, and rains are yielding to cooler mornings, shorter days, and less rain. This is a transitional period for your lawn from full-throttle growth to semi-dormancy

During the cooler shorter days of winter, St Augustine goes semi-dormant. But the weeds and fungus do not. Focusing on weeds, fungus and setting up the lawn for the spring is the goal of winterizing a lawn.

Learn why your newly sodded lawn looks so good when installed, why it is now failing and how to keep your newly installed lawn looking sod farm perfect.

Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SMV) is infecting lawns in Pinellas County. Mild to moderately infected lawns often recover and return to their natural beauty. The most impacted areas are south of 38th Ave N and concentrated along the coastal areas.

Chinch bugs can destroy an entire lawn in weeks if not treated. The damage done by chinch bugs to St Augustine lawns is lethal and the lawn will not recover. To avoid expensive repairs, preventative treatments are necessary.

"Over-watering your lawn causes dollar weed" Fact Check: False. Overwatering doesn’t cause dollar weed, dollar weed causes dollar weed. If you reduce water to prevent, reduce or rid your lawn of dollar weed, the dollar weed remains and your lawn dies. Don’t despair, dollar weed can be controlled. Learn how here.

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.