Lawn Service and Maintenance in Spring Hill & Surrounding Areas
Most people think of their lawn as a lawn. They never think of it as thousands of individual plants each with their own individual needs. If the majority of the plants are having their needs met, then the results are pleasing. If not, well the results will not be good. BugX offers professional lawn service and lawn maintenance programs throughout Spring Hill, Brooksville, Weeki Wachee, Dade City, Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness and the surrounding areas.
The first thing that you need when implementing lawn care is the right grass in the right place. The same goes for your plants and shrubs. If you have a plant or grass that needs full sun and you have it in full shade, it will deteriorate. It may not die, but it will not look good no matter how much TLC you give it. You also need to know that there are no easy, maintenance free grasses available to Florida residences. Everything takes maintenance here. Even if you pour concrete and paint it green, there is going to be maintenance. Every type of grass that will grow successfully has its advantages and disadvantages. So before you start re-sodding, call us so that we can tell you what the plusses and minuses of you project will be before you spend the money!
What are those brown spots on my lawn?
Brown spots and bare spots can be caused by a number of factors. The problem is that the damage all looks pretty much the same. So, you could be treating for one thing, but the damage is caused by another and it continues to grow unabated. The most important thing you can do is to be vigilant. If you see a change in your lawn, call us immediately! We can normally be out within 24 hours and we will diagnose and treat immediately. This will keep the damage to a minimum. St. Augustine grass will cover a bare spot about 12 inches in diameter in a growing season. Bahia will thin and will not regenerate. So, to prevent re-sodding, plugging or over seeding call as soon as you notice the change. You can lose an entire Florida lawn in just a couple of weeks. So, call!
How much should I water?
The answer to this question is easy, the execution is tough. The answer is "just enough". The worst thing that can happen to your lawn is not enough water. The next worst thing is too much water. Look at it this way. You are not watering your grass; you are irrigating your soil.
Ideally we would water starting at a time which would allow us to finish by 9:00am and we would do it 3 days a week during the summer and 1 day a week during the winter. This would get water to the soil, but would allow the grass to dry off and reduce the potential for fungus. With the watering restrictions this is not practical. We have to water on our watering day long enough to keep moisture in the soil until out next watering day. That is the key! Your soil must have enough moisture in it to make it to the next watering day.
So, set your irrigation system and let it run. Then observe your grass. If the blades fold or there is a bluing effect, the grass is thirsty. If it is browning, it is dying. You may not need to increase all of your zones, but increase the time if these effects show up before your next watering day.
What is your service program?
TURF QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) - This six time per year service features fertilization, control of Turf Damaging Insects, Broadleaf Weeds, and upon occurrence, diseases. This service does not cover Bees, Moles, Nematodes, Wasps, grass weeds, including but not limited to Crab Grass and Wild Bermuda. This service does not guarantee 100% weed control. Fungus (fungi spores) is primarily transmitted by air, water, or mechanical devices. It will be treated on an occurrence basis and only the infected area of the lawn will be treated.
January and February
Lawn Program - Starts the "development" process of your lawn and helps to build strong roots while the grass is dormant. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Potash, Iron, and Weed Control will be applied. Insect and disease control is applied as needed.
March and April
Lawn Program - Starts the "growth "process for spring as the grass begins to come out of the dormant state. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Nitrogen, Potash, Iron and Insect Control will be applied. Weed and disease control is applied as needed.
May and June
Lawn Program - Allows your lawn to "maintain" color and vigor during the hot summer months. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Nitrogen, Potash, Iron and Insect Control will be applied. Insect Control chemistry is rotated to prevent insecticide resistance. Weed and disease control is applied as needed.
July and August
Lawn Program – Helps your lawn to "resist" the hot summer and the problems that go along with rain. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Nitrogen, Potash, Iron and Insect Control will be applied. Insect Control chemistry is rotated to prevent insecticide resistance. Weed and disease control is applied as needed.
September and October
Lawn Program - This application prepares the grass to go into its dormant stage. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Nitrogen, Potash, Iron and Insect Control will be applied. Insect Control chemistry is rotated to prevent insecticide resistance. Weed and disease control is applied as needed.
November and December
Lawn Program - Allows for continued "tolerance" from those winter stresses and enhances root growth. A seasonally adjusted mixture of Potash, Iron, and Weed Control will be applied. Insect and disease control will be applied as needed.
Note: This program is subject to change based on material availability and new technology.