Lawn Care In Florida
If you have lived in other parts of the country, you may have become used to lawns turning brown every winter. In Florida, your lawn should be healthy and green year-round.
Your lawn is truly the entrance to your home, and making sure it's green and weed-free should be a priority.
That said, maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape is easier said than done. In our tropical environment, lawns have to survive extreme heat, a multitude of pests, fungus, and ever-encroaching weeds.
Whether you need fertilization, weed control, insect control, fungus control or whitefly control, we have the tools, training and experience to ensure that your Florida lawn is in peak form.
At Native Pest Management, we are the top rated lawn care company in South Florida, with over 3000 five star reviews on sites including Google, Yelp, Nextdoor, and Angie's List.
As winners of the 2021 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics, we are a core-values driven organization whose mission is to always exceed our customers' expectations.
Contact us today to schedule your free lawn care inspection.
Our Lawn Care Process
While some area homeowners are ready to tear up and replace their whole lawn in the event of a pest or fungus problem, there's an easier and more budget friendly way. Native Pest Management's range of pet friendly lawn care services will help bring out your lawn's full potential.
Lawn Care Inspection
When you contact us to schedule a free lawn care inspection, we'll send one of our Pest Management University trained service consultants to your home to perform a lawn analysis.
We'll determine what pests may be damaging your lawn, and we will also assess the moisture content and mow height of your lawn.
Once we identify the root cause of your issues, we can determine the best lawn care solution and recommend one of Native Pest Management's lawn care programs to improve the health of your lawn and landscape.
Lawn Care Treatments
We offer our full-service lawn care services on a monthly basis, and insect only lawn care as an option for every other month service. Our regular treatments provide coverage for insect control, fungus control and weed control and include both liquid and granular fertilization. All of our services are warrantied and include free follow-up treatments if needed.
Not all turf is the same, and each type of turf requires a different type of fertilization, irrigation, and mowing height to remain healthy. Our Pest Management University trained staff are happy to provide mowing and irrigation maintenance recommendations to keep your turf in top condition.
We also follow landscape fertilization best practices to enhance the health of your lawn and ornamentals. Our granular and liquid fertilization is included in the price of our monthly lawn care service.
We also offer whitefly treatments to protect your palm trees and ficus hedges. This quarterly service consists of a systemic root treatment designed to provide long-lasting protection from whiteflies.
Our whitefly control and prevention programs are guaranteed, so any additional treatment needed in-between regular services is performed at no additional charge.
Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control
Living in South Florida, you’ve likely invested a considerable amount of time and money into keeping your landscape healthy and beautiful. At Native Pest Management, we strive to protect your investment.
During our free initial inspection, we will identify turf and plant material that may be susceptible to damage caused by insects or disease and will present an Integrated Pest Management program customized for your property.
While your first instinct may be to take the “nuclear bomb” approach to pest problems in your landscape, by spraying everything in sight, our safer and more effective treatment program targets pests only with selective pesticide applications.
Once we identify the specific insects or disease causing damage, we will determine what cultural management practices (i.e. over-irrigation, mowing too short, or under-fertilization) may be contributing to the host plant material being more susceptible to pest infestations and will recommend corrections to those practices where possible.
This multi-pronged approach to pest management aims to not just respond to pest damage in a reactionary manner, but to improve the long-term health of your landscape to minimize its susceptibility to future pest activity.
As Florida pest control and lawn care professionals, we treat a variety of different turfs. Among the most common are Bermuda, Zoysia, Seashore Paspalum, and St. Augustine. Each type of warm-season turf that is found in Florida responds differently to watering, fertilization, and pests.
Bermudagrass is commonly found in tropical and subtropical areas, making it extremely common here in Florida.
Bermudagrass is a warm-season perennial, meaning that it comes back year after year if well maintained, and it fares better in the warm summer months than the cool winter months.
If you are considering installing Bermuda turf in your yard, it is important to know that because of its impressive growth rates it requires more maintenance than some other traditional types of turf.
Zoysia grass is an Asian turf that much like Bermudagrass is a warm-season perennial. Zoysia is a common variation of grass in our area because of its ability to adapt to climate.
Unlike Bermudagrass, Zoysia can tolerate fluctuating temperatures that might inhibit the growth of other grass species.
Seashore Paspalum is a warm-season perennial grass that rivals the popularity of Bermudagrass. Both kinds of grass are drought resistant and are easily established.
What sets these two species apart is Seashore Paspalum’s ability to lay dormant for a shorter amount of time in the winter - meaning it is greener sooner in the summer.
St. Augustine grass is a thick, green, turfgrass that is the most common turfgrass we treat in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.
That being said, St. Augustine should be very carefully monitored as it is susceptible to chinch bugs and grub worms.
What Do All Of These Turf Grasses Have In Common?
They are susceptible to pests, overwatering, underwatering, over-fertilization, and under-fertilization.
Because of these various threats your lawn, which can be expensive to re-sod, we recommend you schedule a free lawn care inspection.
Upon implementing our recommendations and adding our monthly lawn treatment applications to your turf maintenance program, you will notice a dramatic improvement in the quality and color of your lawn.
Our Florida Lawn Fertilization Services
As pest control and lawn care professionals, we understand the importance of applying the correct amount of fertilizer. When applying fertilizer, we always follow University of Florida application recommendations to maximize plant health while reducing pollution.
All of our lawn technicians have been trained in Green Industry Best Management Practices and have obtained Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certifications prior to applying any fertilizer to your property.
Our management staff and senior technicians are all graduates of Pest Management University at the University of Florida.
Our Climate's Impact On Lawns
Florida is warm, lush, and green, and we want to keep it that way. With all the time and money you've invested in your landscape, it's no surprise that you want to protect it, but that is sometimes easier said than done.
While Florida has a somewhat predictable climate - with the prevailing sentiment that simply states, "it's hot" - there are a couple of classifications that our home state's climate falls within.
North and central parts of Florida are known to be humid and subtropical, while South Florida is considered a tropical climate.
While you might think that a tropical climate would dictate a single course of lawn care action to take throughout the year, two main seasons dictate how you should care for your lawn.
The Rainy Season
May through October is defined as the rainy season, as thunderstorms develop, gathering heat and dropping rain when they meet their threshold. Luckily, the rainy season occurs during the warm summer months when our lawns need water most, but that alone is not enough to keep your grass green and beautiful.
Since our summer showers usually produce a high volume of rain in a short amount of time, much of the water reaches drainage ditches before it can adequately soak into your lawn.
Because of this, it is important that you still water your lawn two times a week for around 30 minutes each time. If it hasn't rained in a while, 40 minutes of watering may be required.
The Dry Season
From October to April, we enter what is known as the dry season, as the warm, tropical summer storms cease to produce rain.
While it may seem like this would be detrimental to your lawn's health, there are natural processes in place that will keep your lawn healthy while keeping you happy.
In the winter months, turfgrass can adjust its need for water, meaning that between October and April, you can actually start to wean your watering times down to around 10 minutes twice a week, slowly ramping it back up as April approaches.
In doing so, you can save money and keep your grass healthy.
The Ways Pests Impact Lawns
While we can give our tropical climate in South Florida credit for keeping our lawns lush and healthy, we can also blame it for the heightened risk of pest infestations. Pests like whiteflies, chinch bugs, grub worms, armyworms, sod webworms, fire ants, and even fungus can wreak havoc on your lawn.
If you notice signs of lawn damage, we urge you to get in touch with us right away so our West Palm Beach, FL lawn care company can help protect your lawn from pests.
Below, we have listed some of the more common symptoms you might notice of pest infestations in your lawn.
- Patches or strips of dead or dying grass
- Brown or yellow grass
- Dirt mounds
- Animals feeding on your grass
- Spongey turf that lifts easily
- Holes in your lawn
- Circular bare spots of your lawn
Reach Out to Native Pest Management Today!
We provide lawn spraying in all of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Along with our lawn care, we recommend our award-winning home pest control service which you can have at a discounted rate when bundled with lawn care or termite control services.
We look forward to helping you take control of your lawn and landscape and quickly seeing the difference in results our proven methods provide.
Call us today for lawn and pest services in Fort Lauderdale and beyond!