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Archive for 2011

#10: My Grass is Greener. Now I Need Shrub Care!

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On December 28th

Shrub Care

This is the 10th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

There are a wide variety of shrubs that can grow successfully in southwest Florida. For a beautiful accent to you lawn, remember these three fundamentals to shrub care:

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#9: Proper Lawn Care for Southwest Florida

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On December 14th

Lawn Care

This is the 9th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

With the right attention, any lawn can be beautiful. By learning how to properly plan for and care for your yard, you can keep it thick and healthy for years to come.

Selecting the Right Grass

If you are just starting out, it’s imperative to choose…

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Termite Control

This is the 8th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Cape Coral Pest control for your lawn is important, but we understand that you want to keep your costs as low as possible. If you suffer from…
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#7: Practical Irrigation Techniques for SW Florida

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On November 16th

Irrigation

This is the 7th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

A beautiful lawn can be the pride of the neighborhood, but keeping it that way isn’t always easy. Maintaining proper irrigation levels to support a lush lawn is a Herculean task for most Floridian homeowners. Too much or too little water will leave your grass vulnerable to insects, weeds and other problems. To complicate matters, there are often restrictions on how often you can irrigate.

How much is enough?

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Summer Meadow

This is the 6th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

A weed is any plant (that’s not grass) that doesn’t belong in your yard. But knowing the specific type of weeds that are plaguing your yard can help you fight back. Once you figure out if you have broadleaf, grassy or sedge weeds, you can pick the best strategy for your yard. Knowing what weeds have infected your lawn in the past will also help you to plan the right weed management strategy for the future.

What plan do you need?

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#5: Lawn Problems – Brown Patch Disease

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On October 19th

Lawn problems

This is the 5th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Brown Patch Disease is a confusing name. Many bugs, critters or diseases might cause you to have lawn problems, but Brown Patch Disease is caused by…

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Gray Leaf Spot on St Augustine Grass Courtesy of Flickr User Lane Tredway

This is the 4th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Gray leaf spot is exactly what it sounds like – a discoloration of gray on a blade of grass, sometimes bordered by a dark green ring. The discolored area is usually circular or oblong. If the disease spreads…

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#3: Naples Lawn Care – Get Those Grub Worms Before it’s Too Late

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On September 21st

Grub Worm - Lawn Care

This is the 3rd installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Grubs are small, “C”-shaped bugs that eat grass roots. They can cause additional damage by making small tunnels through the root area. When grubs hurt the roots, they make it more difficult for your grass to absorb water and nutrients. This can make your grass more susceptible to drought and other problems. Naples lawn care will definitely be needed and the longer you wait the more costly it can become.

If that wasn’t bad enough, grubs are also tasty treats for raccoons and armadillos. These unwanted guests will…

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#2: Solving Your Fort Myers Pest Control Nightmares

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On September 7th

Sod Webworm courtesy of Flickr User WallTea

This is the 2nd installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

The timid little caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly can be a charming metaphor for growth and change.

Unfortunately, when that caterpillar exits the storybook and enters your yard, it’s going to be a tale of destruction and decay without Fort Myers pest control. Because that caterpillar is really a…

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#1: Cape Coral Lawn Care – The Curse of the Chinch Bugs

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 24th

Chinch Bug Nymphs Doug Caldwell

This is the 1st installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Do you have weird brown patches in your lawn, even when your lawn is getting enough Cape Coral lawn care? If you see circles of dead-looking grass, you might have a chinch bug infestation. A chinch bug is a tiny insect that feeds on the grass sap, harming – and eventually killing – your lawn.

In northern Florida, the peak of chinch bug activity is between March and November. But in southwest Florida, chinch bugs are a threat all year long. If chinch bugs invaded your turf, your grass will show the following sequence of infestation:

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