In Florida we have a wide variety of weeds which include broadleaf weeds, sedges, and grassy weeds. We will apply herbicides to help aid in the control of broadleaf weeds such as dollar weed, oxalis and clover. We will also apply fertilizer throughout the year to stimulate growth of turfgrass. Sedges and some grassy weeds can be treated throughout the year, however currently there is no selective herbicide available to control crabgrass. We are always looking for new and innovative methods and products to improve the quality of our services.
Aeration. Why Aerate Your Lawn?
Core aeration is the method of loosening up compacted soil by removing "plugs" of soil, allowing water to penetrate deep within the soil and facilitating the exchange of air in the soil with fresh air from the atmosphere. Aerating your lawn is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water, nutrients, and fertilizers to reach the roots of your turf. Even with the best care available, lawns can thin out and lose color due to thatch build-up, foot traffic, pet traffic, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought creating hard or compacted soils .
Soil Analysis. What is a soil analysis and how is it used?
A soil analysis is used to determine the level of nutrients found in a soil sample. As such, it can only be as accurate as the sample taken in a particular field. The results of a soil analysis will provide Plant Solutions with an estimated amount of fertilizer nutrients needed to supplement those in the soil. Applying the appropriate type and amount of needed fertilizer will give the our arborist a better understanding of your needs.
Our Lawn Care Recommendations
We recommend that lawns be treated every sixty days for a variety of pest problems that may arise. We believe in being pro-active not re-active. This promotes having a beautiful landscaping.
Insect Control, Weed Control, Disease Control
For lawns, an insecticide will be applied for the control of chinch bugs and sod webworms, every sixty days. This will also assist in the control of ants, mole crickets and many other lawn destroying insects. Superior Spray Service also offers a flea and tick lawn treatment if needed. If a situation arises with grub worms, a non-common problem, a granular product will be used to treat the lawn for an additional charge.
In the warmer months when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which happens often in the cenral Florida area, we will apply a systemic fungicide to help aid in the control of gray leaf spot and brown patch. These are common diseases that attack St. Augustine cultivars.
Year round we will apply an herbicide to help aid in the control of broad leaf weeds. We will also apply a liquid fertilizer to help stimulate growth. This gives the yard an added boost in a non-active growing season. When needed or requested a pre-emergent can be added to help keep crabgrass from forming in the lawn. Please note that this will not kill active growing crabgrass that is already existing in lawns.