Weed Control

Weed Control at Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation is more than just eliminating unsightly plants; it’s about preserving the health and aesthetics of your landscape. The unchecked weed growth can compete with desirable plants for nutrients, water, and sunlight.


Our approach to weed control is rooted in sustainable practices, minimizing the use of herbicides and promoting alternative methods. We focus on prevention through proper mulching and cultivation techniques, creating an environment where weeds struggle to take root. By intervening early and employing targeted control measures, we prevent the spread of weeds and protect the integrity of your landscape.


Beyond aesthetics, effective weed control enhances the overall health of your plants, promoting optimal growth and resilience. Trust us to implement environmentally responsible weed control practices, ensuring a vibrant, weed-free landscape that flourishes for years to come.

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The best time to fertilize the lawn is when the grass is actively growing. The active growth period is when the grass has an increased ability to absorb nutrients because this is when it requires it the most. Most warm-season grasses go dormant during the winter months and should not be fertilized during this time as they do not absorb any of the nutrients. Therefore, it is recommended to wait until the active growing season begins in spring. For North Florida, this would be during the middle of April. For Central Florida, fertilizing can start in early April. South Florida lawns can be fertilized throughout the year as long as the temperature is warm.

NPK refers to the three major components of a fertilizer – Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). Each of these has its own functions.

Nitrogen is essential for the formation of protein in plants. Protein forms most of the tissues within the plants, and thus sufficient nitrogen means the plant will grow strong and healthy. Nitrogen is also essential for chlorophyll production, which gives plants their green color. Phosphorus is critical for strong root development in plants and seed formation.

Potassium improves the resiliency of plants. Sufficient potassium means the plant will be able to withstand disease, weather fluctuations, and tolerate stress.

The professionals at Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation choose the right fertilizer for each landscape after performing a soil test to determine the soil type and pH balance. This gives us all the information we need to customize the blend of the fertilizer to meet the specific needs of the landscape.

In Florida, many cities have fertilizer ordinances that do not allow the use of fertilizers from June 1 to September 30. Our recommendation is to fertilize the lawn using a controlled-release fertilizer before the restrictions start. This supplies the lawn with small doses of nutrients throughout the 3-4 month period when fertilizer application is prohibited.

More Services

Check out more of the services we offer to our valued customers to bring Natural Joy to their landscape.


Maintaining your landscape and preserving its health with professional care.


Installing, auditing, maintenance, and repairing your irrigation system to ensure the proper amount of water is being used.


Designing and developing customized site designs specific to your property needs and landscape dreams.

Fertilization & Pest Control

Professionally assessing each property to formulate a specific blend of chemicals to treat and control your landscape.

Enhancements & Installation

Adding a unique focal point to your property to create an unforgettable feature with our team.


DTE Golf ®, which provides maintenance, renovation & management services, has a proven track record of improving the on-course experience, saving costs, and increasing rounds played and revenue.