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Lawn and Shrub Care

Lawn and Ornamental Shrub & Tree Specialists

Pioneer Pest ServicesYou live in Florida. Take advantage of the lush green landscapes that can be yours. Our Pest Management Professionals know the right combinations of pest products, fertilizer and service to apply to your Lawn and Ornamental Shrubs & Trees to prevent disease, chinch bugs, worms, ants and grubs before your lawn is lost. We design a program for your property that assures just the right treatment at the right time to maximize the results and minimize the cost to you.  
  • Lawn; Broadleaf variety Weed Control
  • Lawn and Ornamental Shrub & Tree; Disease Control
  • Lawn and Ornamental Shrub & Tree; Insect Control
  • Lawn and Ornamental Shrub & Tree; Fertilization
We abide by the Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices for protection of water resources.

Pioneer Pest ServicesBest Management Practices, also called BMPs, are guidelines advising producers and applicators how to manage the water, nutrients, and pesticides they use in order to minimize agriculture’s impact on the state’s natural resources. BMPs were developed as part of the implementation plan of the 1999 Florida Watershed Protection Act that was passed to provide Florida compliance with provisions of the 1972 Federal Clean Water Act (FCWA). BMP guidelines are based on best available science. Pioneer Pest Services endorse the fertilization, irrigation, pest control, and cultural practices in the manual, including fertilizer rates, application methods, setbacks, and timings.

Watering Instructions

Irrigate when turf begins to wilt, blades of grass begin to fold and when recovery from footprints is slow.  Apply 3/4 inch of water per zone, which takes about 45 minutes for the average system.  Place several coffee cans out to measure the output of your sprinkler heads and check the length of time necessary to accumulate 3/4 inch of water, the amount necessary to wet 8 to 12 inches of the root zone, and adjust timers accordingly.  From April thru September, irrigation is needed 2 to 3 times per week depending upon rainfall accumulation.  The ideal time to water is during early morning hours; 4:00- 9:00 AM.  Be careful not to over-water during rainy periods which can lead to nutrient leaching, thatch problems, disease symptoms, and of course, wasted water.

Mowing Practices

Use the highest setting on the mower to condition your turf for drought, because a low cutting height will stress the turf.  Never mow off more than one-third the height of the lawn at any one time.  If the lawn is allowed to grow to 4 inches, do not mow it lower than 3 inches.  Keep mower blades sharp and properly balanced.  A leaf cut by a sharp blade will recover quicker and lose less water than a leaf blade shredded by a dull mower blade.  Shredded leaf blades have more surface area which may allow unwanted disease problems.  Mow in a different direction every time to prevent wear patterns and reduce the possibility of scalping.  Do not remove clippings.  If clumping occurs, distribute these by removing or by lightly raking.  Never fill a hot mower with gasoline.