Lawn in Florida

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by oviedo, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Oviedo,

    I am also in Oviedo. Couple things. I am assuming you are using Do It Yourself Pest Control on 419/Broadway. Rebecca and Matt are very helpful to home owners and will be a good resource to help you along the way. I will advise you that with their products - you will be paying way above market rate for the products to get that advice. As Ric suggested look at your PH. They provide this service for $1 per sample. I suggest doing a couple samples from different areas around your lawn to get a accurate reading of the entire property.

    I suggest looking at slit seeding and not overseeding. Seed has become way to expensive to risk the lower germination rate of overseeding in my opinion.


    I am going to try to send you my phone number in a private message. I am not sure if your post count will let you get a private message. If you do not have one from me post a couple more post here and I will be able to send you one eventually. Feel free to give me a buzz. Maybe I can help sort of a couple of options out for you.
     
  2. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    Yes Poet I was definitely using that store, it's nearby.
     
  3. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    Poet I received your message sort of but couldn't reply or anything. It just advised to raise the post count maybe that's automated.
     
  4. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the link unknown.
     
  5. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    I like this description. I am torn between my wife wanting a nice yard, and knowing I don't have the time to be spending a ton of time in it. Between work and kids sports commitments this summer I am stuck with mostly weekends with an occasional mow. The lawn is of mostly taken over with clover and weeds, and it was suggested I might have been overwatering it.
     
  6. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    One other thing their was a commercial service that came by and offered their services at roughly $600/month. I can't remember which one gave the estimate, I just knew we weren't going in that direction, I think they were more appropriate for people wanting golf course beauty. His report said it was St. Augustine, but I know for a fact I had those tall seed distributors growing as well. Maybe there was a partial of each, perhaps the previous owner laid St. Augustine sod years ago and some bahai was brought it. Since they grew tall we are talking Pensacola, and my reading says that yes perhaps I was over watering.
     
  7. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    One more thing what are the weeds that stick to my dog and end up stuck all over your clothes? The local DIY place suggested they have a rather expensive herbicide that should kill most everything except Bahai once it's established, but is that the case?
     
  8. oviedo

    oviedo LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any recommendations on a lawn sweeper? I still have some leaves on that ground which is not good for seeding. The reviews on these things are all over the place.
     
  9. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sandspur? No herbicide kills almost everything.....well except non selective herbicides like Round Up.

    Maybe your post count is high enough now!
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Very helpful for the do it yourselfers.......like I said there products can be found cheaper elsewhere but remember you are essentially buying there products because it comes with advice that generally gets you going in the right direction.
     

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