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April showers bring May flowers

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April showers bring May flowers??? Yes, we need rain and there is not much in the short-term forecast. As well, meteorologists are debating whether an El Nino` or a La Nina` is in our future later in the year. These weather phenomena determine the number and intensity of Atlantic basin hurricanes.

New growth is showing up on local turf grass and NOW is the time to fertilize. We can do this for you, just give the office a call. 850-508-7951

Your lawn may need to be checked for insects. Cultural practices, too much or too little water, can mimic patterns caused by insects. Inspect carefully prior to making a pesticide application.

Planning ahead: Whether we have lots of rain, or just a little, mulch can make a big difference in the health of your plants. Add mulch to minimize weeds and conserve moisture during dry weather. Organic mulches break down and add nutrients to the soil. Good mulch choices for our area are pine straw, cypress or cedar chips.

If you are mowing your lawn, set your mower as we have set ours which is towards the higher side. Remember to never set you mower so low that you remove most of the vegetative growth of your lawn. That’s called scalping. Let’s leave that to the Seminole athletic teams.

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