Our lawn & shrub care service program is designed to provide the nutrients and treatment applications your landscape needs at the proper time of year. It is important to maintain a year-round treatment schedule to keep insects, weeds, disease, and low fertility from destroying your lawn and shrubs. We can customize your service program to meet your landscape’s specific needs, as well as, your needs and budget!
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Lawn Care Service:
Our preferred lawn care program is a monthly service, consisting of 12 custom applications per year. Our lawn care service includes fertilization plus insect, disease, and weed management.
Shrub Care Service:
Our preferred shrub care program is a monthly service, consisting or 12 custom applications per year. Our Shrub care service includes fertilization plus insect and disease management.
Lawn & Shrub Care Concerns:
The southern chinch bug is the most devastating insect pest of St. Augustine grass in Florida. Adults are about 1/8 inch long and black with white patches on the wings. The nymphs range from 1/20 inch long to nearly adult size. The small nymphs are reddish with a white band across the back, but become black in color as they approach adult size. Eggs hatch in 10 days and the young develop to adults in 3 weeks. Chinch bugs are seriously damaging only to St. Augustine grass. This insect sucks the plant juices through its needle-like beak resulting in yellowish to brownish patches in lawns. These areas frequently are first noticed along paved edges or in dry areas where the grass is growing in full sun.
Several species of mole crickets are prevalent in Florida. Adults are about 1 inch long, light brown in color, and have forelegs that are well adapted for tunneling through the soil. Although Bermuda and Bahia are mole cricket’s favorite grass variety, St. Augustine can also be seriously damaged.
Mole crickets damage grass in several ways. They tunnel through soil near the surface. This tunneling action loosens the soil so that grass is often uprooted and dies due to the drying out of the root system. They also feed on grass roots, causing thinning of the turf, eventually resulting in bare soil.
Sod Web Worms-
Several kinds of lawn caterpillars including sod webworms, armyworms, and cutworms may cause damage to all grasses. The most common lawn caterpillar in our area is the sod webworm. The larvae are greenish with many black spots and between 1/2 to 3/4-inch in size. Adults are dingy brown moths with a wingspread of about 3/4-inch. Larvae feed on the grass blades and cause noticeable damage within 2 weeks. They complete their life cycle in 5-6 weeks and have several generations each year. Armyworms and cutworms larvae are brown to greenish in color and have stripes along their sides. Sod webworms are usually not present in sufficient numbers to damage grass before June in south Florida, July in central Florida, and August in north Florida.
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