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Maintaining a Healthy Yard Requires Lawn Fertilization & Pest Control
Lawn fertilization and pest control should be seen as two sides of the same coin. While fertilization is the promotion of a healthy environment, it also is essential to keep detrimental pests, weeds and diseases from taking over.
By focusing on lawn care, you are eliminating disease, pests and detrimental conditions in order to prevent the costly replacement of your grass, shrubs or trees. Contact us right now for a free, no-obligation estimate!
Lawn fertilization should not be undertaken as a one-size-fits-all practice.
Creating an effective fertilization plan requires knowing your particular landscape conditions. You must customize fertilization to your soil type, species of lawn and shrubs, time of year, weather, and the amount of sunlight/shade that your property gets throughout the year.
Testing the soil to determine the exact pH and the relative levels of nutrients is essential in order to formulate the fertilization that is best for your yard.
We evaluate your plants’ current conditions to decide on their nutritional needs:
- Age of grass, shrubs and trees (younger growth requires more fertilization)
- Grass and plant leaf color and size
- Premature leaf drop
- Branch and overall plant growth
- Newly planted sod versus established lawn
- Pre and post plantings
- Nutritional needs of palms versus trees
Lawn Weed Control
Knowing the answers to the above questions will help with your weed control. Different weeds thrive in different environments.
Florida has many weeds due to our tropical climate. Many of them can quickly take over your lawn, killing grasses, shrubs, flowers, and trees.
In addition, Florida is full of rainy days, hours of sun and warm humid temperatures. As a result, this gives them the perfect environment to grow rapidly.
Identifying the type of weed will help you know how to get rid of it and keep it from growing back.
Lawn Pest Control
Our warm weather can also invite a variety of pests, such as ticks and fleas. These pests find food sources, water supplies and great habits in and among our yards. On Demand Pest Control is highly effective at taking care of fleas.
Pests, such as grubs, chinch bugs, and sod webworms can destroy your outdoor oasis quickly and become hard to eradicate. Therefore, preventative maintenance is essential year round here in Florida.
When we are called to a new home, we create a plan to ensure all of your foliage will be protected. We survey your environment, collect samples and formulate a plan specific to your lawn.
Lawn Fungus Control
Tropical climates are great for growing beautiful plants, but, similarly, they also encourage the growth of a wide variety of fungi.
The growth of fungus is accelerated when we experience lots of rainfall, over-irrigation, or prolonged periods of high humidity. This is especially true when leaves stay wet for 48-hours or more.
You can prevent the fungus from ruining your lawn by keeping an eye out for leaf accumulation, pooling, or soggy spots in your yard.
The Best Deterrent to Pests, Weeds and Fungi
We are big believers in preventative lawn care.
We recommend proper fertilization and attention to your lawn, and as a result, you can prevent most of those pesky problems from ever coming to fruition.
Having a pest control company perform an evaluation of your yard, you can ensure weeds, pests, diseases or unwanted fungi never establish a home in your outdoor landscape.
Leave it to the experts to prepare your lawn for the changing climate and keep your lawn looking beautiful and healthy year round. You can contact us by filling out the form below, or by calling us at the phone number above.
Seeing bugs inside your home? Check out our pest control page to learn about what you can do to protect your household from pesky invaders.
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Some of the most common Florida weeds are:
Broadleaf Plantain – Plantago rugelii and Plantago major
- Large, wavy-edged and rounded leaves
- Long tap root similar to Dandelion
Goosegrass – Eleusine indica
- Leaves are folded in the bug with overlapping sheaths
- Seed head forms with up to ten finger-like spikes
- Broader than crabgrass
Buttonweed – Diodia virginiana
- Produces shoots and seeds
- Thrives in areas of high moisture or poor drainage
Clover (white) – Trifolium repens
- Prickly seed pod
- Three oblong leaflets with serrated edges in a clover shape
Chickweed – Stellaria media, common chickweed
- Numerous prostrate stems that produce roots from their nodes
- Star-like small white flowers
Crabgrass – Digitaria sp.
- Flat blades with sharp points
- Seed head composed of three to ten finger- like racemes or spikes
Dallisgrass – Paspalum dilatatum
- 1/2” wide yellow-green, coarse leaf blade
- Adapts to areas of poor drainage
Dandelion – Taraxacum officnale
- Germinates during summer
- Large yellow flowers mature into round seeded puffball
Florida Beggarweed – Desmodium tortuosum
- Summer annual
- Can reach 9 ft. in height
- Segmented fruit that sticks to clothing
Florida Pusley – (Richardia scabra)
- Summer annual
- Flowers are white and grow in clips at the end of the stems
- Flower is star-shaped with six connected parts to form a tube
Frequently Asked Questions
Without regular lawn treatments, it is impossible to cultivate lush, healthy lawns in the Florida environment due to weeds, insects, disease, foot traffic, and the biological requirements of nutrients and water for grass. The protection and strengthening of grass roots and blades is achieved by fertilization, weed management, pest control, and disease and fungus treatment, which help to keep lawns healthy and damage-free all year long. With the help of these lawn treatments, you may create the ideal lawn by making grass attractive and useful.
Many factors influence the cost of your lawn service. Determining factors include the level of infestation, the surrounding environment, and how many services you require depending on what treatment method you decide to go with. We recommend contacting our office to get a quote for your specific lawn treatment needs.
Our treatments commonly include a wide range of products. In order to provide you with the best possible solution, an expert will perform an in-depth assessment of your house. Based on your specific situation, the exact treatment you receive from On Demand will oftentimes combine conventional treatments with environmentally friendly services.
On Demand does NOT charge for inspections. Our objective is to provide each customer with a personalized strategy. We know where to look for certain types of bugs, and we will perform a full inspection to find them. Additionally, we will also check for any other type of pest that may have made their way into your home. Each strategy takes into account the specifics of the property, issue, and the surrounding area. You may request an inspection by contacting (954) 947-0805.