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May 31st, 2018 10:09 AM by ERA Big Sun Realty

January:

Plants/Trees: Cover plants that are susceptible to cold damage. Lantana, Society Garlic, Iris, Aztec Grass will typically survive the cold temperatures we see in Ocala from time to time. Crape Myrtles can be trimmed this early.

Irrigation: Irrigation system backflow should be covered in the event of freezing temperatures. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational in the event of unseasonably warm temperatures.

Turf:Watch out for unseasonably warm temperatures. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable.


February:
Irrigation: Irrigation system backflow should be covered in the event of freezing temperatures. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational in the event of unseasonably warm temperatures.

Plants/Trees: Cover tropical plants and tropical trees that are susceptible to cold damage. Lantana, Society Garlic, Iris, Aztec Grass will typically survive the cold temperatures we see in Ocala from time to time. Some plants could be coming out of dormancy, be careful not to fertilize too early in the event there is a late frost. Begin trimming your Crape Myrtles.

Turf:Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable. Prepare yourself for a fungal problem in March.


March:

Turf:Turf should be fertilized with a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 12-2-14 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35. If fungus is present, do not fertilize until treatment has occurred. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable, if fungus is present curative applications are necessary. Preventative applications for hunting billbug are applied this time of year for Zoysia turf. Chinch bugs may become active on hotter days in St. Augustine turf. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance.

Irrigation: Remember to change your controller according to Daylight Savings Time. You can now begin to water 2 times per week. The days you water are dependent upon you address. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. Irrigation system backflow should be covered in the event of freezing temperatures. Begin to slowly increase run times for the irrigation system.

Plant/Trees: Plants and trees should be starting to come out of their winter dormancy period. Fertilize using a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 12-2-14 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35. You can begin trimming frost damage off of plants.

April:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. Irrigation system should be at roughly 75%-90% of the regularly scheduled run times. If unseasonably hot weather is expected run irrigation at 100% of the scheduled run time.

Plants: Insects are becoming active now; check plants for aphids, scale and other insects. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf:Chinch bugs are becoming more active now in St. Augustine turf, be sure to check irregular patches for chinch bug activity. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Tropical Sod web worms could be present, check grass layer for small worms during the day time. Masked Chafer and Sugarcane grub control is typically applied this time of year. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

May:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Take All Root Rot is active this time of year. It is typically triggered by high rainfall and stressed turf grass, so observe your lawn during the summer and early fall months when Florida receives the majority of its rainfall. Prolonged periods of rainfall are most conducive to this disease. Any stress placed on the turf grass will encourage or worsen the disease. Continue to monitor plants for insects. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Do not fertilize fungus areas. Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Masked Chafer and Sugarcane grub control is typically applied this time of year. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

June:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Continue to monitor plants for insects. Fertilize using a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 12-2-14 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35.

Turf: Fertilize using a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 12-2-14 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35. Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Masked Chafer and Sugarcane grub control is typically applied this time of year. Mole Cricket treatment is applied during this time of year.

July:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Continue to monitor plants for insects. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Grub control is typically applied this time of year. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

August:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Continue to monitor plants for insects. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor if conditions are favorable. Other fungi are present in hotter daytime temperatures with cooler evening temperatures. If fungus is present curative applications are necessary. Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Masked Chafer grub control is typically applied this time of year. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

September:
Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Continue to monitor plants for insects. Fertilize using a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 9-2-24 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35.

Turf: Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable, if fungus is present curative applications are necessary. Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Masked Chafer grub control is typically applied this time of year. Fertilize using a complete fertilizer such as LESCO 9-2-24 or similar slow release fertilizer; be sure to follow Marion County Ordinance 08-35.

October:
Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. Begin to slowly decrease run times for the irrigation system, to do this, use the seasonal adjust feature on your controller or change each run time. Do this is 5 minute increments.

Plant/Trees: Cover plants that are susceptible to cold damage. Lantana, Society Garlic, Iris, Aztec Grass will typically survive the cold temperatures we see in Ocala from time to time. Do not worry about damage to these plants, they will be fine. You will trim back in early spring. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Watch out for unseasonably warm temperatures. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable, if fungus is present curative applications are necessary. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance.

November: 
Irrigation: Remember to change your controller according to Daylight Savings Time. You must now go back to once per week watering. Your proper watering day is dependent upon your address. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. Irrigation system backflow should be covered in the event of freezing temperatures. Begin to slowly decrease run times for the irrigation system

Plant/Trees: Cover plants that are susceptible to cold damage. Lantana, Society Garlic, Iris, Aztec Grass will typically survive the cold temperatures we see in Ocala from time to time. Do not worry about damage to these plants, they will be fine. You will trim back in early spring. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Watch out for unseasonably warm temperatures. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable, if fungus is present curative applications are necessary. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance.

December:
Irrigation: Remember to change your controller according to Daylight Savings Time. Check your system for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. Irrigation system should be covered in the event of freezing temperatures. Begin to slowly decrease run times for the irrigation system.

Plant/Trees: Cover plants that are susceptible to cold damage. Lantana, Society Garlic, Iris, Aztec Grass will typically survive the cold temperatures we see in Ocala from time to time. Do not worry about damage to these plants, they will be fine. You will trim back in early spring.

Turf: Watch out for unseasonably warm temperatures. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable. Large Patch fungus will thrive when soil temperatures are between 65 and 75 degrees and moisture is present. Be sure to apply fungicides in a preventative manor when these conditions are favorable, if fungus is present curative applications are necessary.
Posted by ERA Big Sun Realty on May 31st, 2018 10:09 AM

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