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, 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 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...
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 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...
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 Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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...
Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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.
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...