One of the perks of living in Southwest Florida is having a beautiful lawn all year round! Now we all know “A beautiful lawn doesn’t happen by itself.” This is definitely something we have to work toward. Just like anything else, your lawn needs some regular attention and TLC (tender loving care). Having a beautiful lawn in Southwest Florida isn’t as difficult or complicated as some people think. This is where Lenny’s Pest Control comes in – we’re here to help you reach your goal of a beautiful, healthy, lush Southwest Florida lawn!
Our lawn care specialist will take the time to inspect your lawn and identify the current problems. We always take time to answer all your questions and educate you about what needs to be done for your lawn. Call today and ask about our current Lawn Care Specials! 239-443-7219 / 239-243-4965
There are four types of insect repellents to use when protecting people from flying or biting insects such as mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas, punkies, sand flies, no-see-ums, chiggers: 95% DEET, Controlled Release DEET Lotion and Composite Spray are formulated for spraying on your skin; Permethrin Spray is formulated for spraying on your clothing.
Whiteflies have become a major issue in Southwest Florida with at least four species of particular concern: Ficus, Rugose Spiraling, Bondar’s Nesting and Silverleaf. Residents have noticed plant leaves yellowing, dropping, covered with white waxy material called flocculent, or covered with whitefly excrement called honeydew and its accompanying sooty mold. Plants, walkways, cars, outdoor furniture and even pools may become covered with the sticky material or flocculent. Whiteflies are among the many pests that are part of living in a subtropical climate. They can be managed with proper plant cultural practices; use of other beneficial insects, mites and fungi; and judicious application of the appropriate pesticides.
The time-released fertilizers are easy for the homeowner to manage and won’t burn the grass if sufficient rainfall occurs or systematic watering is available. The level of maintenance you wish to provide (more fertilizer = more work, more mowing more disease control monitoring and more water) will determine how many applications you make to your grass. Higher maintenance could require monthly applications, but usually in smaller more precise amounts of nutrients. Do not fertilizer cool season grasses during the summer.
Herbicide application can provide the most effective and time-efficient method of managing weeds. Numerous herbicides are available that provide effective weed control and are selective in that grasses are not injured. Along with herbicide use is user responsibility and compliance with all product label requirements for herbicide handling, use, and cleanup.
Fall is the best time to inspect for grubs, although early spring can also bring on early infestations. At these times the grubs are near the soil surface feeding at the root zone. Use a spade to cut three sides of a strip one foot square and three inches deep. Force the spade under the sod and lay it back, using the uncut side as a hinge. Use a trowel to dislodge soil from the exposed roots. After inspection, replace the strip of sod to insure roots can re-establish contact with the soil. Repeat this procedure in several other areas of the lawn to locate possible white grub infestations.
For white grub elimination, treat with Merit insecticides. Two types of Merit systemic products are available: Merit Granules and Merit Spray Concentrate. Both work but most professionals prefer using the granular Merit Systemic Insecticide. Water the insecticide well, in order to deliver the material deep enough to kill the grubs.
Lenny’s Pest Control has a team of experts that specialize in Southwest Florida Pest Control inside and outside of your home or business. With over 50 years experience we are Southwest Florida’s #1 choice for tackling any kind of bug, pest, rodent or insect in your living or working space. Don’t try to fix it yourself, let the experts handle all of your pest control problems! We proudly service the Lee, Charlotte and Collier Counties. Call us at 239-443-7219 / 239-243-4965 or contact us to get a quote today!
We would love to come out to your home or business and inspect your property, give you an estimate and get your protected from pest, termites or lawn problems. Please give us a call at 239-443-7219 / 239-243-4965 for all your pest control needs in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral or any Southwest Florida area.