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What Are Chinch Bugs & How to Tell If Your Yard Has Them

What Are Chinch Bugs & How to Tell If Your Yard Has Them

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...
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Best Practices for Watering Your Lawn in Summer

Best Practices for Watering Your Lawn in Summer

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,...
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What to Do if Your Grass is Dying

What to Do if Your Grass is Dying

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 Bad...
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Why You Need to Keep Mosquitoes out of Your Yard

Why You Need to Keep Mosquitoes out of Your Yard

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 ...
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What Are Those Brown Spots in Your Yard?

What Are Those Brown Spots in Your Yard?

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...
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Why Spring Is the Most Critical Time for Lawn Care in the Brazos Valley Area

Why Spring Is the Most Critical Time for Lawn Care in the Brazos Valley Area

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...
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Tips for Flea & Tick Prevention

Tips for Flea & Tick Prevention

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...
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The Differences Between Dormant Grass and Dead Grass.

The Differences Between Dormant Grass and Dead Grass.

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 College Station, 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...
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