As a commercial property owner or manager, you understand the importance of maintaining an attractive and healthy landscape. A well-maintained lawn can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your property and can even increase its value. But when it comes to lawn care, there are a few common issues that can arise, such as brown patches or uniformly brown grass. It’s essential to identify the cause of the problem to effectively treat it and prevent it from happening in the future. In this blog, we’ll discuss the differences between brown patch and dormant grass, and how to maintain a healthy lawn all year round.

St. Augustine and Bahia Grass: Two Common Lawn Types in South Florida

St. Augustine and Bahia grasses are two popular choices for commercial lawns in South Florida. St. Augustine is a widely used grass type due to its tolerance to high temperatures and drought. It’s also known for its deep green color and thick, lush appearance. Bahia grass, on the other hand, is a more cost-effective option that requires less maintenance. At Alexander’s, we specialize in Pro Vista sod installation, which is a high-quality variety of St. Augustine grass that is well-suited for South Florida’s climate. Both of these grass types can take on brown patch, and go dormant in the right conditions.

Identifying Brown Patch and Dormant Grass

Brown patch is a fungal disease that appears as circular brown patches in the lawn and can spread quickly if left untreated. It’s common in warm, humid environments like South Florida, especially during the summer months. Dormant grass, on the other hand, occurs when grass enters a state of hibernation during periods of low temperatures and reduced sunlight. Dormant grass will have a uniform brown appearance throughout the lawn. This look throughout the entire lawn can either indicate natural dormancy, or dormancy caused by a lack of nutrients. It’s important to identify the cause of the problem correctly to treat it effectively.

Treating Brown Patch and Maintaining Healthy Grass

To treat brown patch, Alexander’s offers a range of services, including fungicide treatments and lawn aeration to improve air circulation and promote healthy growth. To prevent fungal diseases, it’s important to follow proper lawn care practices such as proper watering, mowing, and fertilization. In addition to treating brown patch, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lawn all year round for the purposes of keeping your commercial property attractive.

Contact Alexander’s for Commercial Lawn Care Services

At Alexander’s, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and attractive landscape for your commercial property. Our team of experienced professionals provides a range of lawn care services, including Pro Vista sod installation, lawn maintenance, and pest control. We work with commercial property owners and managers to develop customized lawn care plans tailored to their specific needs and budgets. Whether you need routine lawn maintenance or a complete landscape renovation, we have the expertise and resources to get the job done right.

Alexander’s Property Maintenance is a full-service commercial landscape company serving commercial properties in West Central Florida. We focus on quality, consistency, and reliability for all our clients. We do it right the first time. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or contact us for an estimate. Call us at the number listed on our website most relevant to your location.

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