Published on Friday, January 10, 2020
Many have experienced the painful sting that comes from a fire ant bite: it not only stings, it also burns—hence the name "fire" ant.
These harmful pests can easily take up residence in your Brazos Valley lawn, posing a threat to you, your family, your pets, and more. Learn three reasons why you should ensure your lawn is treated in the spring for fire ants in areas such as College Station and Bryan, TX.
1. The bite of a fire ant can cause many undesirable symptoms.
If you get bit by a fire ant, you more than likely got bit by several. These pests...
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019
Just because the winter months are in full swing doesn't mean you should completely neglect your lawn care. While your lawn may not demand as much attention during this time, you should take the opportunity to start planning your 2020 lawn care schedule.
Learn why now is the ideal time to start mapping out your 2020 lawn care in areas such as College Station and Bryan, TX.
Prevention is more cost-effective than post-emergence treatments.
Regular prevention and maintenance are much more cost-effective than post-emergence treatments. If you stay on top of your...
Published on Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Usually, in the Brazos Valley area including College Station and Bryan, we have short winters with average high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s. In other words, we typically don't have to deal with the bitter cold that other areas of the country tend to experience during winter.
But what does that mean for your lawn? Many areas of the country need to go through a lawn winterization process, but here it's more about maintaining and targeting pesky winter weeds. Here are some tips for winter lawn care in the Brazos Valley area.
Targeting Winter Weeds Helps...
Published on Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Around holiday times, many homeowners and businesses choose to adorn their facades with beautiful festive lights to add some holiday cheer and sparkle. Installing holiday lights yourself can be dangerous and very time-consuming; therefore, it’s always best to hire a professional company to install holiday lighting for you.
Hiring a professional to put up holiday lights around your home or business saves you time and money, keeps you safe from accidents, and comes with many added benefits. Here are some reasons why you need professional holiday lighting services in College Station,...
Published on Friday, August 09, 2019
Maintaining a healthy, green lawn requires some work. Proper irrigation, fertilizer and weed control treatments, and routine mowing all do wonders for your lawn. Chinch bugs are voracious pests, and when they invade your lawn, they quickly destroy all your hard work and kill off your grass.
If you live in College Station, Bryan, Brazos Valley, and the surrounding areas, then chinch bugs are quite common. Here are some ways you can determine if your lawn has chinch bugs, and what to do if you find your lawn infested with them.
What Are Chinch Bugs?
Chinch bugs are...
Published on Tuesday, July 09, 2019
As the summer temperatures start to climb, you may be more inclined to start watering your lawn more frequently.
If you are doing that, then stop. Just because temperatures increase, it doesn’t mean that your lawn needs more water. Your grass still only needs about 1-1.5 inches of water per week, even if it is quite warm outside.
Here are some tips for watering your lawn in the summer if you’re located in the Brazos Valley areas of College Station and Bryan.
Watering Your Lawn Too Much Can Cause Diseases to Form
When your grass receives too much water,...
Published on Friday, June 14, 2019
When your grass turns brown, it could just be dormant. But if it’s not dormant and you have dead grass, it can be a daunting task to try and figure out why your grass has died and what you can do about it.
Here in the Brazos Valley area that includes College Station and Bryan, there are many reasons why your grass could be dead. At Greener LawnScapes, we have the expertise to check out your grass and tell you what happened. Here’s what you should do if you find that your grass is dead and how to prevent it from happening again.
Dead Grass Can’t Be Revived
Published on Monday, May 20, 2019
Mosquitoes are among the most troublesome of pests. They bite, it stings, and then you are left with an itchy bump on your body—but that’s just the beginning. From there, your mind may wander to concerns about diseases and illnesses, and for good reason!
Mosquitoes can carry a number of dangerous illnesses that lead to serious symptoms in humans and pets. There are a number of reasons why you need to keep mosquitoes out of your yard, but health and safety are chief among them.
Mosquito Bites Can Lead to Serious Illnesses, Including Zika, West Nile Virus, & Encephalitis
Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
If you have large brown spots in your lawn, chances are they’re caused by a fungal disease known as brown patch or large patch. In the areas of Bryan and College Station, TX, this disease begins to emerge in humid conditions, temperatures between 70-90 degrees, and cool nights.
Brown patch is something that should never go untreated, especially if you’ve already invested a lot of money into having a green, lush yard.
What Brown Patch Does to Grass
Brown patch is caused by a fungus called Rhizoctonia and it can spring up overnight with the right...
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019
As winter comes to an end and we begin to see spring growth in the Brazos Valley area, it’s time to start assessing where our lawns need attention.
We all want the lawns that feel lush, soft, and perfect to walk through with our bare feet in the summer, but without proper spring lawn care, it’s not going to be easy to attain that goal. Spring is the most critical time for lawn care in College Station, Texas.
Caring for Your Lawn After Winter
After the winter weather recedes, take a look at what it’s left behind. Hopefully, you’ve already kept your lawn on a...