Orlando, FL, June 12, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Pro-Staff Pest Control, a leading pest control and lawn care company in Central Florida, has recently come out with a list of common lawn care problems. The experts at Pro-Staff advise homeowners to avoid these simple mistakes to keep their lawns at optimum health and growth.
First of all, the appropriate amount of water for your lawn is a very delicate balance. Too much water and your grass will drown and rot; too little and it’ll get dry and crispy. Hand-watering with a hose may be necessary in certain areas. Give your lawn between 1.5 in shaded areas and 2 inches in sunlight of water each week, and try to water deeply twice a week rather than several light waterings. Always pay attention to local watering ordinances, as well. This is also very important to ward off the harmful chinch bugs, which can quickly kill areas of St. Augustine.
Secondly, a number of homeowners forego fertilizer during dry weather or times of drought. However, these are the times when your grass is stressed and needs the most care and nourishment. Continue your fertilization plan even in dry weather, and once the rains come, your grass will spring back to life like you’ve never seen it before.
Finally, to keep your trees and shrubs green as well, don’t mow too close to them. A number of homeowners find that their trees wither and become unhealthy if they mow too close; doing so cuts into vital root systems and causes them to lose important nutrients. To avoid this issue, try mulching around the base of trees and shrubs to ensure that you maintain your distance while mowing.
“At Pro-Staff, we understand that lawn care is a science,” says Robert Welch, owner of Pro-Staff. “Our expert technicians have the experience and knowledge to provide your lawn with the perfect balance of nutrients and care, keeping it green through the hottest months.”
While these problems are common for homeowners, they’re easily avoidable. To make sure that your lawn stays verdant and healthy throughout any season, contact the lawn care experts at Pro-Staff Pest Control. They tailor their system according to your lawn’s specific needs and the demands of the seasons. Call Pro-Staff Pest Control at (407) 292-PEST today.