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Proper Mowing Techniques for St. Augustine Lawns

St. Augustine grass is one of the most common choices in the Southern states and has a variety of species that make for a medium maintenance turf. Some of the most common varieties that can be found in Florida and other Southern states include:

  • Floratam
  • Texas Common
  • Raleigh
  • Seville
  • Palmetto

When your St. Augustine lawn is properly managed, it can form a great lawn cover that handles light foot traffic and battles weeds well.

St. Augustine is the most shade tolerant warm-season turf-grass option on the market. If your property experiences a lot of shade throughout the day, this is the best choice for you

Caring for Your St. Augustine Lawn

Proper mowing for your St. Augustine grass is the only way it will retain its color and look all year long. Work with a lawn care company, such as Three Seasons, to get the proper care your grass needs. The following tips are "tricks of the trade" that we use to help your lawn thrive throughout the year.

Stick to a mowing schedule.

Your mowing routine should begin as soon as the turf turns green in the spring, which is usually in March. Continue mowing once per week through the summer. Once summer is...

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Protect Your Landscaping from the Summer Heat in Florida with These Four Hot Tips!

Southern states like Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana have to prepare for heat all year long. However, summers in the southern states are extremely hot, with temperatures that reach well over 80°F daily for several months in a row. During the summer, the heat beats down on your lawn and landscaping causing heat stress and sunburn on your plant life.

Help your plants beat the heat this summer and keep your property flourishing with these six expert tips.

Tip #1: Build your landscape for shade.

When designing landscapes in Florida, consider elements that can add shade, in order to help roots stay cool and plants to stay healthy. Mulching is a huge part of making sure your soil and roots stay cool. Choose natural mulch or compost mulch, which are the best choices for insulation.

Install plants that offer shade and protection while complementing your focal plants. Broadleaf plants such as Hostas, or ground covers like Juniper and Sedum, offer protective shade for soil in your landscaping beds.

Tip #2: Adjust your fertilizer and herbicides to accommodate the heat.

When it comes to landscapes and lawns, it actually is possible to have "too much of a good...

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The Impact of a Cooler Winter on Your Grass

Winter has reached the Palmetto, FL area, and while it is not quite as cool as the rest of the country, we still feel the effects of the weather. Your lawn is one of the most affected areas when it comes to cold and freezing temperatures, impacting the state and health of your grass.

While Palmetto, FL lies in Central Florida, it is important to note the key differences in how your lawn is treated during the winter based on where you reside in Florida.

Warm Season Grasses & Winter Maintenance

The most popular type of grasses that you will find in Palmetto, FL and surrounding Central Florida areas are:

  • Saint Augustine
  • Bahia
  • Centipede
  • Zoysia

Caring for your lawn is always dependent on the type of grass you have in addition to the area you live in. We recommend the following for winterizing your lawn:

  • Proper mow height
  • Accurate amount of watering
  • Proper amount of fertilization

Keep your lawn as healthy as possible during the winter months by following a loose, but consistent, mowing and irrigating schedule for your grass. Warm season grasses go into dormancy during the winter naturally, so you will ...

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Fall is coming, what should you be doing to maintain your lawn/landscaping in September?

Maintaining your lawn and landscaping in Palmetto, FL and surrounding areas is a year round task. September is the start of fall, and here in Florida, we want our landscaping and lawns to look great all year.

Trimming and checking the health of your trees, shrubs, bushes and ornamentals in your landscaping.

During September, you should prune your trees and all major plants in your landscaping beds. If you want beautiful blooms for the holidays from your Poinsettias, a good rule of thumb is to never prune after September 10th.

This is also the time to look for problems in your plants. Check all ornamentals for any insects, fungus and any other diseases. Palm trees should be treated with copper fungicide to help control bud rot and leaf spots throughout the fall. September is also still a great time for us to plant new palm trees.

Prune lightly and look out for pests on your citrus trees!

Tropical / Citrus trees should be very lightly pruned, only if they need it and checked often for whiteflies, scales and aphids. We recommend all our customers watch out for any pest on their citrus trees. For example, the citrus Bud Mite typically attacks lemon trees....

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