February 2019 Newsletter: Wildlife | Lawn Care

Wildlife Happenings in February

February means the start of spring here in Florida. Here are some interesting wildlife happenings in February:

• Early purple martin scouts will start to appear in Florida this month. Now is the time to raise bird houses or gourds.
• Screech owls begin nesting in the central region of the state.
• Ospreys will begin nesting in North Florida near the end of the month.
• Pileated Woodpeckers begin their mating season and will start announcing territories by drumming on various objects including trees and telephone poles.
• Others who are beginning to nest include: Little Blue and Tri-Colored Herons, Wood and Mottled Ducks and small Kites.
• Swallow tailed kits begin returning to Florida
• Alligators and turtles will start mating and will see nesting throughout the spring

February Lawn Products

St. Augustine & Zoysia Grass

Ferti-lome Weed & Feed

Apply this product at the END of February. Ferti-lome Weed & Feed should be applied to a lawn that has been moistened prior to application. It contains the active ingredient Atrazine, which should take care of all of your pesky broadleaf weeds such as dollar weed, oxalis, chickweed, and dandelion. After applying Weed & Feed make sure to water it in well. This activates the Atrazine and allows it to do its work on your weeds. This product is used for pre-emergent control and post-emergent control of weeds.

Bahia Grass

Ferti-lome Weed-Out Plus Fertilizer

Fertilome Weed-Out provides excellent post-emergent broadleaf weed control on cool and warm season grasses. Lawn should be slightly wet before application, but do not water for 24 hours after application. Contains three weed killers to stop Dandelions, Spurge, Dollar Weed, Wild Onion, Chickweed, Clover and over 200 broadleaf weeds, which are listed on the label.

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