Please browse our frequently asked questions, and feel free to call us if your question is not answered here. We are always here to help!
What is your service area?
We serve southern & central Brevard County, including:
- Indian Harbour Beach
- Melbourne Beach
- Merritt Island
- Palm Bay
- Satellite Beach
If you don't see your area listed, please call our office to confirm.
What are your hours?
We are open Monday through Friday, from 8am until 5pm.
Do I have to sign a contract?
We offer month to month service programs for our residential service accounts, so you don't have to sign a contract. For commercial accounts, we have service agreements that outline the program and frequency.
Do I need to be home?
As long as we can access the areas to be serviced, whether that is the turf or plants in the backyard or the entire perimeter of the structure for pest control, you don't need to be home.
Is the rain going to wash away the lawn application?
Most turf applications require irrigation of ½” to ¾” to move the materials into the thatch and grass for results. We monitor weather conditions as best we can to avoid applications in conditions that may exceed 1” of rainfall. We do offer a retreatment guarantee for results but need to follow the label recommendations for re-application which is generally 21 days.
Can my backyard that is on a water body still be serviced?
Depending on your location, ordinances prohibit nitrogen and phosphorous within 10' to 15' of water bodies and even up to 25' along the lagoon. However, they do not prohibit the application of nutritional supplements, insecticide or weed control. Per Green Industry Best Management Practices, a 3' Ring of Responsibility will be observed near water. This buffer protects against accidental direct contamination.
With the summer fertilizer ban, should I skip these applications?
While nitrogen is not part of our mix during the summer, we continue providing micronutrients such as iron and manganese that are beneficial for turf vigor and color. Also, chinch bugs and weeds are at their peak during the summer and our spray program provides coverage for both.
What is the best height to cut my lawn?
Optimum height for Bahia grass and St. Augustine grass is 3” to 4” with a rotary mower. Zoysia grass and Bermuda grass are cut at 1” to 2” and require a reel mower. Mowing frequency is roughly once a week from April through October and every other week during the dormant season.
Should I mow my grass right before or after an application?
For best results, mowing should be done a couple of days before or a couple of days after the application. This will allow for the systemic products to get into actively growing turf and weeds.
How much water does my lawn need?
This really depends on how well your soil drains, but generally ¾" to 1" per cycle. Irrigate twice a week during the growing season, from April to October, and once a week from November to March. Monitor the rainfall and adjust accordingly. The appearance of your lawn will also indicate the moisture in the soil. Dry conditions will result in curled up leaf blades that first appear gray before transitioning to brown as they dry out. Signs of wet soil include yellow leaf blades as roots become too saturated to move nutrients into the turf.
What can happen to my palm tree if I hurricane prune it?
Palm trees store nutrients in the fronds and use the bottom fronds for new growth as part of the life cycle. The “hurricane cut” robs the tree of nutrients and may lead to nutrient deficiency or disease. Brown fronds, flowers, seeds and coconuts can be removed as needed. Only remove green fronds if they are hitting a building or obstructing a view. Also, be sure to ask your landscaper to sterilize their equipment between trees to prevent disease spread. If you suspect nutrient deficiency, insects or disease in your palms, we provide ArborJet injections for corrective and preventative treatments.
Perimeter Pest Control
What does Perimeter Pest Control service provide?
We target pests on the outside of your home and structure to keep populations low, so they don’t seek out food and harborage inside. The technician will remove spider webs, apply a residual spray barrier and identify and target potential pest problems with baits.
Do you go inside the home?
Only if absolutely necessary to target or control an interior pest problem. An appointment will be set up with our technician and we take every measure to minimize our presence inside.
Do you spray inside for fleas and ticks?
We may occasionally be called upon for a severe flea or tick infestation and while we can provide these services, we prefer that you consult with your veterinarian to have your pet placed on a monthly maintenance program.
What can you do for mosquitoes?
Mosquito control provides a reduction of populations at about 80%. Complete extermination is an unrealistic objective and we don’t promise or guarantee for that. We offer three types of services:
- Mosquito Fogging – Good for knockdown a day or two prior to planned outdoor events
- In2Care Pots – Mosquito management with monthly maintenance designed to suppress day time biting mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, which may vector disease.These pots attract, control and sterilize adult female mosquitoes to control populations.
- Identify and target breading spots with growth regulator pellets to prevent larval development.