Summerfield, Florida

Summerfield is a unique blend of city meets country with beautiful golf courses, communities, and horse farms. It’s also the home of ADVANTAGE GREEN. We have been serving the people of Summerfield and the surrounding areas for the past twenty years thanks to customers just like you.

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Common Pest Problems in Summerfield

Keeping a watchful eye on your lawn could save it from a number of common lawn diseases and pests. You just need to learn how to spot the signs.

Mole Crickets
Mole crickets typically feed on other insects, but as they tunnel under your grass in search of food, they can cause a lot of damage. Each night a single mole cricket can tunnel as much as twenty feet. It disturbs the roots of grasses and other plants, which can cause them to dry out and die, giving you the impression that something else is wrong. Adult mole crickets are about an inch and a half long with large front claws used for digging, which is how these disturbing-looking creatures get their name. A few are not a problem, but when you start noticing damage to your lawn, it’s best to call us so we can determine the cause.

Fire Ants
Fire ants have been a staple of Florida for nearly a century. Ever since they migrated here from South America, they have been terrorizing Florida residents with their short tempers and burning stings. Fire ants are not be ignored. Their colonies can swell to the millions in a single acre, creating a hazardous situation if you have children or pets. A large fire ant population can also put a strain on your grass from the feeding that occurs below and the smothering with dirt above.

Chinch Bugs
Chinch bugs are extremely tiny insects that are naked to the untrained eye. They tend to feed on the blades of St. Augustine grass but have been known to feed on other types of grass as well. They live in the thatch beneath your lawn and get their nourishment by sucking water and nutrients from the grass. When their numbers are too high, you’ll start to see your grass turn a yellowish-red color and grow bigger as the insects move outwards. Most damage occurs from March through November in southern Florida and from April through October in northern Florida.

Lawn Diseases found in Summerfield

Grey Leaf Spot
Gray leaf spot affects St. Augustine grass primarily during our hot and humid summers. Caused by a fungus, it appears as an oblong tan spot on the individual blades of grass. Grey spot can weaken lawns, slow down growth, and kill large swaths of grass, creating opportunities for weeds and more diseases to move in. Signs usually appear in stressed areas of your lawn.

Brown Patch
Brown patch fungus is another hot and wet loving fungus. It typically begins as a small brown or yellow circular patch in your grass. Prolonged wetness from overwatering, rain or poor drainage can make brown patch even worse. Follow proper irrigation techniques to ensure brown patch does not appear in your grass.

Rust Fungus
Rust is another common lawn disease in Florida. This one affects only zoysia and St. Augustine grasses. The first signs of a rust fungus infection are small spots of white, yellow, or orange that appear on the blades. If not taken care of, the disease can spread and eventually kill the grass, exposing the area to weeds.

Dollar Spot
You can identify dollar spot as small circular patterns about the size of a silver dollar. As the disease spreads, the circles get bigger and merge together, creating large unsightly splotches of dead and dying grass. Dollar spot is most active when humidity is high, and temperatures are above 70 degrees.

Call the Experts

At ADVANTAGE GREEN we have twenty years of experience dealing with all sorts of pests and diseases and we know how to treat them. By keeping your yard strong and weed free it can make it more resilient against pests and diseases.

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Specialty Services

Summerfield is a unique blend of city meets country with beautiful golf courses, communities, and horse farms. It’s also the home of Advantage Green. We have been serving the people of Summerfield and the surrounding areas for the past twenty years, thanks to customers like you.

Bed Weed

Summerfield is a unique blend of city meets country with beautiful golf courses, communities, and horse farms. It’s also the home of Advantage Green. We have been serving the people of Summerfield and the surrounding areas for the past twenty years, thanks to customers like you.

Pest Control

Summerfield is a unique blend of city meets country with beautiful golf courses, communities, and horse farms. It’s also the home of Advantage Green. We have been serving the people of Summerfield and the surrounding areas for the past twenty years, thanks to customers like you.

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