All Posts by Skip Orth

Turf Destroying Insects

Ewww a bug!You may have noticed that Florida has its fair share of bugs. They all have their food preferences; some like to feast on wood, some on humans and animals but the ones we will be going over in this article are those that have a target set on your grass! Most insect turf […]

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How to Love Your Lawn to Death

Quite often when I inspect a sick lawn for the first time and ask the home owner to explain his maintenance practices over the past years, I hear something like this, ‘Well I put down (major brand fertilizer) four times a year just like it recommended and watered every day for 15 minutes a zone […]

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The Four Seasons of Lawn Irrigation

 We often receive questions when it comes to watering the lawn; the three main ones are: what time of day should I water, when do I need to water and how long should I water? Watering frequency will vary due to the time of year and the temperature outside. However, the time of day the […]

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How To Properly Care For Sabal Palm Trees

Sabal palms are a staple of Florida landscapes, being quite an attractive tree with their tall trunks and wispy fronds swaying in the breeze, creating a tropical feel anywhere they are planted. They are hardy palms and with proper care and maintenance can be the star of your landscape show. Native to the southern United States, […]

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How To Winterize Your Lawn

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Winterizer is a specially blended fertilizer that is high in potassium with little or no nitrogen. Potassium stimulates root growth and roots are where the lawn stores energy it will use in the spring when it comes out of dormancy. Some fertilizers sold in big box stores, even though they are advertised as “winterizers” are formulated […]

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