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1. Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs (Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Montandon)) are small, gray-black insects that are about 1/6th of an inch long. These pests feed on your grass, trees, and shrubs by sucking moisture from your plants and injecting toxins that causes your turf and ornamental plants...

As the summer months approach, subsurface insects are beginning to emerge from your soil to feed and mate. As June turns to July, these insects lay their eggs in your soil, to start the whole process over again. These beetles and other insects feed on...

What is Core Aeration? Have you ever wondered how golf courses maintain such a healthy, fluffy turf? Have you ever wanted your lawn to look as green and weed-free as a golf course? The answer is found in a procedure called core aeration. Core aeration is a type of...

The impact of weeds on a homeowner’s lawn can extend far beyond a cosmetic nuisance. Weeds are invasive plants that crowd out the natural growth of grass. They are extremely durable to hostile weather conditions; even in droughts. Weeds compete for natural nutrients and minerals...

Did you know it is possible for a large number of mosquitoes to hatch from a small amount of water? Female mosquitoes lay 50-300 eggs as often as every 3 days. Some species can even have several generations in one summer. Mosquitoes only need an...

Anyone that has applied their own fertilizer knows that effective lawn care is not simple. At first glance, after watching an ad from one of the big box stores, it appears easy. However, these ads fail to mention the need for proper equipment, timing and...

The Sugarcane Mosaic Viruses are plant viruses that infect more than 150 types of plants native to Florida lawns. The Sugarcane Mosaic Virus gets its name from the first cited case in the 1960’s. Sugarcane producers noticed that their crops were infected with mottled, splotchy,...

As we enjoy another cool Florida winter, it might look like it’s snowing on your lawn. Those spots of white patches, or in some cases an entire blanket of white on your turf, is not snow. It is in fact a pesky weed called Florida...