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 Bryan, College Station, 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 Bryan and College Station.
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 Bryan and College Station, 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 College Station and Bryan, 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 Bryan, 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...
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Proper flea and tick prevention is critical to help ensure that your family and pets avoid uncomfortable bites, but more importantly, it helps reduce the risk of disease. Flea and tick bites can lead to a host of illnesses, some with very severe symptoms.
Scientists at the Baylor College Of Medicine in Houston have recorded an increase in bites over the last few years. As a result, there have been more cases of the diseases associated with the problem.
Ticks carry a number of diseases, some of which are spotted fever, relapsing fever, ehrlichiosis, and STARI (Southern...
Published on Friday, January 25, 2019
When you look at your lawn and see brown grass that was once green and lush, you might be looking at dormant grass and not necessarily dead grass. This can be confusing and sometimes hard to tell the difference. Dormant grass is a natural defense mechanism of the grass plant as it prepares for harsh climate change or periods of heat and drought. Warm season grasses that are typical in the Bryan, TX area go into their dormant state when temperatures drop below 60 degrees on a consistent basis. The grass can remain green into the late fall, even when the grass has started the...
Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Preparing your lawn for a good season requires planning and a precise routine. Texas is a hot environment, which can easily fry your grass during the summer if homeowners are not quick to take action before spring arrives.
Plan your year early and know what your lawn needs to maintain its lush, green look. Take a hint from these lawn care tips that will have your lawn looking perfect in no time for 2019!
"The Big 3" Essentials for Your Lawn
The best thing you can do to uphold a healthy and thriving turf all growing season is to perform these three tasks routinely:...
Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Did you know winter weeds on your Texas lawn could lead to a poor spring turf? Winter weeds are typically a sign of an unhealthy lawn because only weak and sparse lawns allow room for weeds to germinate. If you do not take care of your turf in the winter and see weeds popping up at the first sign of spring, chances are they were there the entire time!
In the Bryan and College Station areas, homeowners can see a combination of grassy and broadleaf weeds plague their late fall/winter lawns. These annual weeds will cause problems for your spring grass.
The Lifecycle of Annual Winter...