Drought is a serious issue that affects not only our environment but also our economy and society. As gardeners, it is essential to understand the causes and effects of drought and learn about possible solutions to combat it. In this article, we will discuss the causes of drought, the effects it has on plants, and […]

Downy Mildew on Viburnum Awabuki: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Viburnum Awabuki is a popular shrub grown for its attractive glossy evergreen leaves and delicate white flowers. However, like any plant, Viburnum Awabuki is susceptible to various diseases and pests. One such disease is Downy Mildew, which can cause significant damage if left untreated. Introduction Downy Mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide […]

2023 Sarasota Irrigation Restrictions

All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County shall follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The year round restrictions apply to sources of water including well, pond, or utility system used for manual and automated irrigation systems except for low-volume Irrigation, spot treatment, residential drip lines, soaker hoses, and reclaimed water. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in code […]

Holiday Toy Run

It is the time of year when we give thanks for so many things. I want to personally thank you for being a Mike Gast Lawn Care, Inc and Chameleon Fertilization & Pest Control valued customer. This year, as I have participated in for the past couple of years, I will be participating in the […]

SQR Magazine – 2023 Best of the Best

SQR Magazine is organizing their annual Best of the Best competition. Magazine readers can share and nominate their favorites in various categories e.g. dinning, shopping, philanthropy etc. Our clients in our community know how much effort, time and hard work has Mike Gast Lawn Care invested over the years. Our many years of experience and […]

Frost Damage & What To Do About It

Lawn Services and Landscaping | Mike Gast Lawn Care | Sarasota, FL

We have all experienced a devastating blow from Mother Nature in the form of a major frost and freeze. Even though we covered our plants damage still occurred. Frost cloth give a temperature buffer of about 4‐5 degrees F. I know that the I‐75 area of Sarasota near Bee Ridge Road received temperatures of 25 […]

Trimming Palm Trees

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n many subdivisions around town, homeowners are being given reminders to have their palm trees trimmed. 


Lawn Services and Landscaping | Mike Gast Lawn Care | Sarasota, FL

Basketgrass is a weed that shows up only in the summer and dies off in the winter.  It only grows in shady areas of the turf and flowerbeds.  In flower beds, you can spray roundup or other non-selective weed killers.