** This information is primarily for our St. Augustine customers, but can apply to other types of sod as well.  We have moved into the time of year when insects and fungus can cause damage to your sod very quickly. Regular maintenance and keeping your sod healthy is imperative, especially during very hot, wet periods.  If you notice yellowing or browning out, you should contact a horticulture specialist immediately for evaluation.  If you contact our office we would be happy to refer you to someone who can help.  Most importantly, take action!  Proper evaluation is the key to taking the right steps to correct the problem.  Preventative fungicide and application of an insecticide to control chinch bugs and other pests can save you from problems that are more difficult to solve once the issue has done severe damage. **