Bugs & Weed Control

There’s Still Time to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Weeds

  The days may be getting shorter but if your weeds are getting taller, take heart. Fall – specifically September – is the perfect time to start working toward having a weed-free lawn next spring. Many experts consider fall weed control to be more effective than waiting to tackle weeds in the spring for a…

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Easy Steps to Restore that Bare Spot in Your Lawn

Bare spots in your lawn can seem to appear out of nowhere. They’re hard on the eyes, and unless repaired, they may continue to grow. The good news is it’s easy to restore that bare spot so that it’s not even noticeable. But before you can repair, you first need to determine its cause. If…

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Lawn mowing made easy

Some lawn pros might have you believe that lawn mowing is a complicated science. A few have even published lengthy explanations of how to do it correctly. In reality, the most difficult part of lawn mowing may be convincing your spouse or teenager to tear themselves away from whatever they’re doing to get it done.…

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Simple ways to weed your lawn and prevent future weeds

What’s worse than lawn weeds? Weeds that keep coming back, of course! Just one dandelion plant can produce as many as 15,000 seeds, each one capable of maturing into a full-grown plant. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for winning the battle against lawn weeds once and for all. DO: Identify your weeds. No single…

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On your mark, get set … GROW!

If installing new turf grass is on your 2016 gardening agenda, it’s smart to get a head start. Proper site and soil preparation, before you do any planting, will make it easier for new grass to establish itself. You’ll get a healthier, more trouble-free lawn. Don’t procrastinate until spring when the urge to see “instant green”…

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Get started early for a beautiful lawn

This winter has been anything but normal. While some of us are clearing away damage from heavy rains and floods, others are already seeing weeds popping up due to unusually warm temperatures. Here are a few things you can do in the next few weeks to have a beautiful lawn and yard during the growing…

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Armyworms in Lawns

Advice From Buck’s Backyard How to Identify and Control This Aggressive Pest Just the name – Armyworms – makes you think of a bunch of creatures in formation marching and chomping your lawn and plants. It’s not far from the truth! They are called Army worms for a reason. When they are finished in one…

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To Weed or Not to Weed — That is the Question!

Advice from Buck’s Backyard Weeds Are Not Always the “Bad Guys” It’s Spring! The birds are singing, the air is warm and the grass is green and growing… but so are the weeds. I am constantly asked how to control weeds. According to the Florida Lawn Handbook weeds are defined simply as an unwanted plant…

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When it comes to Florida Lawn Pests… Three’s a Crowd!

Advice from Buck’s Backyard Have you seen these “suspects” in your backyard? Insects are the most prolific animals on earth. They make up 70-80 percent of all known kinds of animals.  There are over 1 million species found in the United States alone, and new ones being discovered all the time. All that being said,…

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How do lawn pests survive winter?

Tips from Buck’s Backyard Identifying and dealing with cold hardy bugs Insects survive winter in various ways: Some fill their body with glycerol (antifreeze), some slow their metabolism down just high enough to survive a term called diapause. Some as eggs, some as larvae and a lot of adult insects spend the cold winter months…

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