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Lawn Care Services In West Palm Beach

If you have lived in other parts of the country, you likely understand the pedestal on which residents of South Florida put our lawns and landscaping. After all, having a lush green lawn with accenting plants and well-maintained trees can turn a beautiful home into a magnificent home. That said, having a beautiful lawn and landscape to surround your home is easier said than done, which is why you should contact Native Pest Management to take advantage of our professional lawn care services. Whether you need fertilization or lawn treatments, we have the tools and experience to ensure that your South Florida lawn is in peak form.

Our Lawn Care Process

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While many homeowners are ready to tear up the whole lawn in the event of a pest problem, there's an easier and healthier way. Native Pest Management's range of services and products will help your lawn thrive in a safe, effective, and eco-friendly way.

Inspection

We'll begin your service by sending a trained service technician to your home to perform a lawn analysis. We'll determine what pests are causing problems for your lawn, as well as check the type of irrigation and mowing you do. Once we identify the root cause of your issues, we can determine the best solution and a way to improve the health of your landscape.

Treatments

We offer lawn care services that we can perform monthly or bi-monthly. Each treatment includes a liquid fertilizer application, blanket spray of the lawn for insects, fungi, and weed control, and an insect control treatment for your ornamentals. This service is warrantied and includes free follow-ups. If your lawn begins to have any problems, we'll return to re-treat it at no additional charge.

We also offer whitefly treatments to protect your palm trees and hedges. This quarterly service consists of a root treatment for these trees and plants. We can also treat shrubs and other trees.

Native Pest Management offers turf specialists to those who need assistance. Not all turf is the same, and each type requires a different type of fertilization, irrigation, and mowing height to remain healthy. Our staff would be happy to provide maintenance recommendations to keep your turf in top condition.

We also offer landscape fertilization practices that enhance the health of your plants while simultaneously reducing pollution. This quarterly granular fertilization treatment is available as an add-on service.

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 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 pest activity.

Turf Specialists

As South 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 South Florida responds differently to watering, fertilization, and pests. 

Bermuda
Bermudagrass is commonly found in tropical and subtropical areas, making it extremely common here in Palm Beach County. 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
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
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, but 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
St. Augustine grass is a thick, green, turfgrass that does extremely well in Palm Beach and Broward 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 this, it is incredibly important for you to schedule an appointment with our South Florida lawn care and pest management professionals.

During our initial free inspection, we will provide you maintenance recommendations for your specific turf type. By following these recommendations, you and your landscape company will greatly reduce the susceptibility of your turf to damage resulting from insects and diseases.

Upon implementing our recommendations and adding our monthly or every other month monitoring and lawn treatment applications to your turf maintenance program, you will notice a dramatic improvement in the quality of your landscape.

Our South 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

dry spots in a lawn due to the climate

South 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 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.

Mounding
If you begin to notice mounds of dirt in your yard, you may have an ant issue. Although they will not kill large sections of your South Florida lawn like other pests, they do bring with them an unsightly and painful presence. If you notice mounds on your lawn, contact your local South Florida ant exterminators at Native Pest Management.

Patching
Are you currently experiencing yellowing or discoloration on patches of your lawn? If so, you are likely looking at a subterranean pest problem. Subterranean pests, usually grubs of various assortments, consume the roots of your lawn, and unless stopped, will kill your lawn. Contact us today for a grub extermination appointment so that we can get your lawn back on track to being beautiful again.

Reach Out To Native Pest Management Today!

If your West Palm Beach, Florida lawn needs TLC or you simply want to take a time-consuming task off your plate, reach out to our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you embrace a healthy, thriving, eco-friendly landscape.

 
 
 

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