Your Florida Lawn is under constant stress, trying to survive in an often hostile environment including heat, humidity, weeds, salt intrusion, poor water retention, invading insects, fungus and other pathogens just to name a few. Our constant tropical climate makes caring for your Florida Lawn a year round task. Constant maintenance is required to ensure proper nutritional balance and to control weeds and insect intrusion.
Florida's climate causes bug season to persist for much of the year. It is important to only apply pesticide applications when insects are present in high numbers and to reduce use when they are not. Although preventive measures should be taken for some types of insects, broad application of pesticides when insects aren't present can also be damaging. Florida soils have unique nutritional requirements to their northern counterparts. Common store bought fertilizers deliver too much phosphorous, most Florida soils already get plenty.
The first step to a healthy lawn involves proper mowing, trimming and watering. Done properly, you will be surprised at the improvement in even the poorest of lawns.
The sand in Florida's soil prevents it from retaining or storing nutrients. Consequently, nutrients must be provided much in the same way as a parent provides nutrients for a child who doesn't eat the right foods.
Pest invaders attack stems and roots causing damage to the overall health of your lawns and plants. Quick identification and treatment is the only way to prevent disease from spreading.
Florida lawns present several challenges depending on the type of grass you have. In Florida, the majority of lawns will have the following types of turfgrass:
Get the dirt on your grass. Ask your Truly Nolen representative for a Grass Facts Sheet for your particular type of Turfgrass for tips on maintenance and proper care.
Truly Lawn Care is a customized year round program designed to take the guesswork out of fertilization, weed and insect control and provide protection against plant and grass damaging fungus and disease. Truly's service starts with a comprehensive Lawn Analysis that allows us to identify current problems affecting the overall health and appearance of your lawn. We identify the zones of your lawn most susceptible to insect activity, weed intrusion and additional areas of concern. Special care is taken to audit your current maintenance approach and provide tips for maintenance based on the type of grass you have.
Truly Nolen provides our customers with specialty services designed to address their specific concerns. Combine all of the specialty services in a monthly service cycle at substantial savings through our Truly Lawn Care Gold Program.
Truly Lawn Care weed program is designed to treat weeds commonly found in Saint Augustine grass (such as broadleaf weeds.) Non-selective herbicides can be applied to treat crabgrass and grassy weeds (such as Bermuda). The treatment of weeds in Bahia, and mixed grass is not included.
Getting rid of fleas and ticks requires monthly treatment and must be performed in conjunction with our Four Seasons Protection Plan for pests. Because our pets move from inside to outside frequently it is almost virtually impossible to eliminate the problem unless we treat the exterior, the perimeter, and interior of your home.
Ornamentals are susceptible to infestation from other types of insects. Our ornamental program is designed to treat insects such as aphids, whitefly, scales and caterpillars. Regular fertilization is included to ensure your plants receive the proper nutrition at regular intervals. Treatment for common leaf spot diseases will be performed as needed. *Weed control of plant beds is not included.
Our citrus program provides the balanced nutrition your citrus trees need to thrive. In addition to fertilization, Truly Nolen will treat for pests commonly found on citrus trees such as aphids, scales and caterpillars using insecticides that are not harmful to humans when consuming the fruit. Leaf spot diseases will be treated as needed. *Truly Nolen can not treat fruit bearing trees with insecticides.
Provides balanced nutrition and essential micronutrients needed by your palms. Treatments for insects and diseases are not included but can be done for an additional charge upon request.
Truly Nolen's Fire Ant Treatment Program is guaranteed to control fire ants for 1 year with a single application. Applied at anytime during the year, granules are broadcast over the areas where fire ants are present. The ants ingest or come in contact with the active ingredient and pass it along through social interaction causing the mound to slowly crumble killing the queen and the colonies ability to reproduce. The residual effect controls existing mounds and prevents new ones from forming all year long.