Identifying Take-All Root Rot

2019-03-20T03:58:23+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

When the weather begins to warm in spring, you naturally start planning outdoor events that allow you to take advantage of your beautiful yard. What you don’t want is for your summer BBQs and pool parties to be waylaid by brown, patchy grass that you can’t seem to green up no matter how much you water. [...]

Lawn Maintenance Versus Lawn Care

2019-03-19T17:03:28+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

It’s entirely understandable to confuse maintenance and care. After all, the terms themselves are often used interchangeably. However, when it comes to keeping your lawn healthy, lush, and attractive, it’s important to understand that there are massive differences between regular lawn maintenance like mowing and ongoing lawn care like fertilization and weed control. If you’re wondering [...]

Spring Watering Recommendations to Keep your Lawn Thriving

2019-03-20T03:58:23+00:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

When it comes to a thriving lawn, your yard needs three things: food, sunlight, and water. A fourth ingredient is your attention to details, but we’ll discuss that in a minute. What Counts As Lawn Food? Food for lawns comes in the form of fertilizer, and there are a plethora of mixes and brands. That’s why [...]

Seeding, Sodding, or Waiting: The Best Approach to Filling In Your Lawn

2019-03-20T03:58:23+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

Now that spring has officially sprung, with warm days and seasonal showers, your lawn is probably starting to issue forth new, green shoots, encouraging you to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately, the new growth on your lawn can start to make dead patches even more apparent, prompting you to take action in order to [...]

The First Mow of the Season

2019-03-20T03:58:23+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

As a rule of thumb, March is a good time to restart your lawn mowing regiment. While a chilly day or night is possible, our North Texas climate is warming up. The rise in air temperatures also means that ground temperatures are rising. As discussed in a previous blog, this is the trigger for grass to [...]

How Is Your Lawn Doing This February?

2019-03-20T03:58:23+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

As February is coming to an end, our climate is slowly but surely transitioning to spring. Soon your dormant grass will transition from brown to green and lawn maintenance chores will be back on your weekend schedule. But, what kind of lawn will you have? Will it be weed-free, lush, and healthy? A simple walk outside [...]

The Story of the Three Winter Lawns

2019-03-20T03:59:53+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care|

Once upon a time, In a land not so far away, Stood three beautiful homes, Dealing with winter in different ways. It’s that time of year again. The big bad wolf of Winter has come to our North Texas lawns. As a survival mechanism, most lawns have gone dormant for the season. After Winter’s reign, our [...]

Unsynchronized Dormancy in Lawns

2019-03-20T03:59:53+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

In fall, North Texas temperatures can swing wildly. The daily temperature can rise into the 80’s and then fall into the 40’s within the same week. With such volatility, it’s no wonder that grass can sometimes get mixed signals on when to go dormant. Unsynchronized dormancy is easy to diagnose in lawns. If splotchy patches of [...]

Ground Temperature and Weed Control

2019-03-20T03:59:53+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

As outside temperatures begin to fall, cool weather weeds begin to rise. While this is not the plot to a movie coming to a theater near you, this naturally occurring event could very well come to your lawn soon. The reason has to do with ground temperature and unfortunate timing. What is Ground Temperature? In a [...]

Ground Temperature and Lawn Mowing

2019-03-20T03:59:53+00:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

Here in North Texas, most homes have lawns composed of Bermuda, St. Augustine, or Zoysia grass. We classify these grass variants as warm season grasses. Appropriately named, warm season grasses grow when the ground temperature is above 55° F. (Conversely, cool season grasses can grow when the ground temperature is below 50° F.) As cooler weather [...]

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