Lawn + Outdoor

CDC: Mosquito and Tick Bite Disease Cases Rise

mosquito and tick disease

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a press release on the latest findings on illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites. These illnesses have tripled during the years between 2004 and 2016, with more than 640,000 cases reported. In that same timeframe, nine new germs that are spread by…

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Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Care

A healthy lawn adds to your home’s curb appeal while giving you and your family a great space to enjoy the outdoors. Read on for our best tips for lawn care, including proper watering and mowing, plus a guide to lawn pests. (For the ultimate convenience, our lawn and outdoor services make it easy to…

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Brown Circles On Your Lawn? It Could Be Brown Patch Fungus

  If you have circular areas of dying grass in your yard that remind you of small crop circles, aliens haven’t paid you a visit, but a fungal disease may have. Left unchecked, it has the potential to destroy your entire lawn. Here’s what you need to know about brown patch fungus, also known as…

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Tropical Sod Webworms: Tiny Pests Cause Big Problems

tropical sod webworms

Large, brown patches of grass in your lawn can be due to a number of problems, but if it’s early fall and you’ve noticed an unusual number of moths hovering over your St. Augustine grass, tropical sod webworms could be the culprits. If these lawn pests are keeping you out of the running for yard…

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Lawn Problems? Mowing Makes a Difference

lawn mowing

If there’s one thing that St. Augustine grass—the most common type in our area—doesn’t like, it’s improper lawn mowing. It’s tempting to cut the lawn as short as possible in order to go longer between mowing sessions, but it’s risking the health of your lawn. Mowing at the right height is an important part of…

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Here Come The Springtime Pests!

springtime pests

The weather is just about perfect for getting back to everything we love about the outdoors, except for one thing: those pesky insects! Florida pests are out and about, looking for food, water, shelter, and places to breed. At best, insects are annoying; at worst, they can be destructive to your property or even pose…

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Mosquito Problem? Why Aerial Spraying Isn’t Enough.

Hurricane Matthew, the Zika virus, and our humid climate — all of these factors have set up a perfect storm for heightened concern about the current mosquito invasion. Municipal and city governments are doing their part with aerial mosquito spraying that broadcasts insecticides over areas with the highest mosquito populations. That’s good news, but aerial…

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Prime Time For Mosquitoes Is Here

mosquito control

With mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus on the rise, these pests are no longer just an annoying nuisance. Now that temperatures in Florida are reaching into the 90s, it’s time to take extra precautions to control mosquitoes around your home. Don’t be attractive to mosquitoes To help protect yourself and your family from…

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Springtime Millipede Control

millipede control

Are you starting to notice a wormlike creature with a lot of legs crawling in or around your home? You may be seeing millipedes, a common pest that likes to take cover in damp, dark places. When outdoor conditions are unusually dry or wet, millipedes can inch their way indoors. This time of year, millipedes…

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Get The Facts on Weeds

lawn weed control

Our customers often have questions related to weeds, including asking about our treatment methods and the products we use. With weed season about to become very active, we’ve prepared this Q&A to give you more information. Why do I have weeds in my yard after the winter season? Your lawn may go dormant and thin…

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