Florida Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control
Everyone wants a lush green lawn simply watering your lawn isn’t going to maintain it. In Tampa and the Tampa Bay area lawn fertilization is a must in order for your grass to flourish. With the combination of salt and sandy soil in Tampa a professional lawn fertilization company will not only fertilize your lawn to replace nutrients to the soil, they will also use an additive to for weed control.
Tampa, and most of Florida, has only five types of grasses growing in lawns, parks and by the gulf beaches. These five grasses are different and have specific needs when it comes to lawn fertilization and weed control. Those who aren’t aware of what type of grass they have or what these lawn fertilization requirements are could end up burning and destroying their once green grass. Soil generally supplies your grass with all the nutrients it needs to survive, but most Florida soils can’t provide all the essential nutrients during the long growing season. This is why lawn fertilization is essential since it promotes new leaf and root growth, and also helps the grass recover from pests and foot traffic, and will lessen and help control weeds, while replacing lost nutrients.
There are different lawn fertilization requirements and different lawn fertilizers, for that matter, for every type of grass. If the right one isn’t used it could cause serious damage. These are the five different types of grass that grows in Florida and their requirements:
- Bahia— this medium to coarse grass should be fertilized in the spring, summer and fall. It thrives in humid, Tampa, Florida heat. Needs fertilizer that contains iron for a bright, green look. It is drought resistant and can be harmed with excess watering.
- Bermuda— this grass has poor shade tolerance and is high maintenance. Lawn fertilization is needed in the spring, summer and fall.
- Centipede— this grass doesn’t do well with constant foot traffic. It looks greener when fertilized with a product containing iron. Lawn fertilization should be done in the spring only. Lime cannot be used on this grass.
- St. Augustine– this grass is vulnerable to drought and the chinch bug. It is a favorite grass in warm climates, and lawn fertilization should be done in the spring, summer and fall.
- Zoysia— is a very dense, dark turf that needs lawn fertilization in the spring and fall, only. It is slow to establish and it needs full sun. It can resist weeds if properly fertilized.
Tri-S Pest Control Services, Inc. specializes in lawn fertilization in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete and the Gulf Beaches. We have been taking care of lawns in the Tampa area since we were established 25 years ago. Contact us today at (813)936-5850 or 1-800-410-5850. We offer simply superior services, guaranteed!