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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 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...
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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 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...
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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 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...
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Tips for a Perfect Texas Lawn in 2019

Tips for a Perfect Texas Lawn in 2019

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:...
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Winter Weed Control in Texas - Getting Rid of Grassy & Broadleaf Weeds

Winter Weed Control in Texas - Getting Rid of Grassy & Broadleaf Weeds

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...
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When The Best Times Are To Apply Lawn Fertilization Treatments

When The Best Times Are To Apply Lawn Fertilization Treatments

Last time, we took a look at the components involved in fertilizers. This time, we want to explain how best to develop a lawn fertilization program. Proper Time To Apply Fertilizer For St. Augustine and Bermuda grasses, fertilizer should be applied 2-3 times a year. The first application should take place after the first time you mow in the spring (usually 6 weeks after the last frost). In the Brazos Valley, it is best to apply mid-March. At this time, the grass is actively growing and can use the nutrients. This will promote fast growth and establish your lawn before the hot summer...
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Understanding The Numbers For N-P-K

Understanding The Numbers For N-P-K

Most know that beautiful lawns do not happen by chance, but are the product of careful planning. A key factor in maintaining a healthy and luscious lawn is a regular fertilization program. Here is some information regarding the components involved in lawn fertilizers, as well as how to correctly apply them on your lawn. Why fertilize? Achieve a healthy, green lawn Promote new growth Reduce and control weeds Replace lost nutrients Aid in recovery from foot traffic Many people head out to their local Home Depot or Lowe’s to pick up a bag or two of fertilizer. Most...
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