Residential Lawn Treatment
Brown patch is a common fungus that attacks Saint Augustine lawns when conditions are warm and humid. A proper fungicide should be applied before patches become widespread. Other lawn fungi and diseases can be similar to Brown Patch and requires close inspection for proper identification and selection of treatment. Call for a free inspection and estimate before serious damage occurs. Once damage occurs new growth is required to cover the destroyed area.
Weed control in lawns, flower beds and for small acreages may be needed throughout the year. A vigorous healthy turf that is properly fertilized, mowed (not too close) or grazed and irrigated is the best defense against weeds. Weeds are most noticeable during the winter when warm season lawn grasses are dormant and non-competitive. Plant identification is essential for treatment selection, timing and rate of herbicide application. Pre-emergence herbicides selected for the target species is very effective at preventing new seedlings from invading your lawn.
Once a weed is established it is more difficult to control. A selective herbicide is needed for control after plants are established. Woody plant seedlings (weeds) should be pulled up to prevent establishment. This is not feasible for acreage. Established woody plants require proper identification for selection of the best treatment and timing. Shredding or mowing promotes multiple sprouts and seldom kills problem woody plants.