If you have lived in other parts of the country you likely understand the pedestal that us residents of South Florida put our lawn and landscaping. After all, having a lush green lawn with accenting plants and well-maintained trees can turn a beautiful home to a magnificent home. That being said, having a beautiful lawn and landscape encompassing your home is easier said than done — being why you should contact us at Native Pest Management today to schedule a lawn treatment.

Serving the West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Lake Worth, and Boca Raton areas, Native Pest Management is more than just your go-to source for landscaping in Palm Beach County — we are also your go-to provider for lawn care services. Whether it is fertilization or lawn treatments, we have the tools and experience to ensure that your South Florida lawn is at the peak of its form.

Our Climate’s Impact On Lawns

South Florida is warm, lush, and green — and we want to keep it that way. With all the time and money you’ve invested into your landscape, it’s no surprise to us that you want to protect is. Let us be the team for the job. We perform a free initial inspection where we identify both turf and plant material that may be susceptible to future insect damage or disease. Should we find a problem area, we provide a quote and discuss your options.

While Florida as a whole has a rather predictable climate — with the answer simply being “it’s hot” — there are a few 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 known to be a tropical climate. While you might think that a tropical climate might dictate a single course of lawn care action to be taken over the course of the year, there are two main seasons that might dictate how you care for your lawn.

The Rainy Season – May through October is defined as the rainy season, as air mass 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 the water most, but that alone is not enough to keep your grass green and beautiful. Because 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 to still water your lawn two times a week for around thirty minutes a day, and maybe ever upwards of 40 minutes if there has not been any rain in a while.

The Dry Season – From October to April, we enter what is known as the dry season — being that the warm tropical summer storms of the summer cease to produce rain. While it may seem like this would be detrimental to the health of your lawn, 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 the months of October and April you can actually start to wean your watering times down to around 10 minutes twice a week — ramping it back up as April approaches. In doing so you can save money and keep your grass healthy.

Pest Impacts On Lawns

While we can give our tropical climate here in South Florida credit for keeping our lawns lush and healthy, we can also blame it for the heightened risk of pest infestation. 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 your lawn being damaged, we urge you to get in touch with us right away so that our South Florida lawn care company can help you protect your lawn from pests. Below, we have listed some of the more common symptoms for pest infestations in your lawn.

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

Patching – Are you currently experiencing the yellowing or discoloration of patches of your lawn? If so, you are likely looking at a subterranean pest problem — or a neighborhood dog has been visiting your home while off-leash lately. 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.

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. Our products are safe, effective, and eco-friendly. It is possible to have all these benefits without sacrificing the beauty of your landscape! Once we identify the root cause of your issues, we can determine the best solution, as well as a way to improve the health of the plants moving forward.

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 mow height to remain healthy. Our staff would be happy to provide maintenance recommendations that allow you to keep your turf in top condition.

We also offer landscape fertilization practices that enhance the health of your plants while simultaneously reducing pollution. Reach out to our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you embrace a healthier, more eco-friendly landscape.