Category: Lawn

Q: I am finding brown streaks across my St. Augustine grass and I am seeing the same problem in some of my neighbor’s yards too. What could be causing this problem?

A: Since we talked on the phone and you had several neighbors willing to meet, I went to your subdivision and conducted an extension program called “Troubleshooting Landscapes.” Once I saw your lawns it appeared to be chinch… Read More

My husband just came in from cutting the grass and he noticed some small tan-colored moths and some larger brown ones, also a few grasshoppers. How should we best rid our lawn of these pests?

Q: My husband just came in from cutting the grass and he noticed some small tan-colored moths and some larger brown ones, also a few grasshoppers.  How should we best rid our lawn of these pests?  I assume… Read More

Q:  In my neighborhood I have noticed some lawns are already totally brown and dead while others are still green.  All of the lawns are St. Augustinegrass so how do you account for the differences?

A:  First, simply because the grass blade is brown, does not necessarily mean the grass is totally dead.  It is important for the stolon, which is the above ground stem, and roots to be kept alive during the… Read More