Sprinkler Advice and Watering Recommendations.

Posted on 05. Jun, 2020 by in Lawn Care

Watering is one of the most important components of lawn care and a great looking lawn can be made or broken with overzealous sprinkler fingers. How you water in the first half of the year will affect how your lawn will look in Fall. You may water your lawn now and it look great but […]

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The 1, 2, 3 of Sod Webworm – DO NOT PANIC!!!

Posted on 28. Aug, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Unfortunately, we have just seen our first case of Sod Webworm. Fortunately this time we are a lot more familiar with these very hungry caterpillars and have the experience and tools to handle this without chem bombing the neighborhood. Important. These pests DO NOT kill your grass on their own. They eat the blades leaving […]

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Take All Root Rot.

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Last June I wrote this post about a growing crisis in Houston lawns. My fears were realized in a growing Take All Root Rot epidemic. If you are reading this then you either suspect your lawn has or might get  Take All Root Rot.   Let me explain a little bit more about what Take All Root […]

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DOVEWEED IS BACK!

Posted on 17. May, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Last weeks rain saw the return of one of the most destructive weed to lawns. We all know I can be a little bit excitable about grass and its various enemies but I don’t think I exaggerate in warning you immediately of this weeds come back. Let me try to control my inner grass geek […]

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Recommended Treatment Plan 2019

Posted on 10. Feb, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Last year I put together a comprehensive recommended treatment plan for your lawns which you can read here. A lot of that plan would also be very beneficial this year, but the incessant rain over the last 6-7 months has weakened our grass and gives reason to hesitate before following a previous year’s plan. I […]

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Weeds 2019: What You Need To Know Now

Posted on 10. Feb, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Weeds have become an increasingly severe problem the last three years due to incessant rain, several bouts of flooding, and lawn crews walking problems and damage from one yard to the next, twenty yards a day, six days a week. People often say they appreciate my straight-talk, so let me be straight with you now: […]

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Mowing Practices 2019: What You Need To Know Now

Posted on 10. Feb, 2019 by in Lawn Care

Please see below for updated mowing do’s and don’ts based on current conditions and weather forecasts for 2019: Mowing Do’s Mowing height of St. Augustine grass should be 2 1/2″ – 3″ MINIMUM.  This minimum should apply EVERYWHERE – grass around curbs, driveways, patios, meter boxes, fire hydrants, lampposts, trees, tree roots, flower beds etc. […]

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Watering Practices 2019: What You Need To Know Now

Posted on 10. Feb, 2019 by in Lawn Care

I feel like a broken record, and if I have spoken to you at all in the last two months I have probably said this to you already, but it is a necessary emphasis: Our ground has not been dry since July 2018 If you are wondering how bad that is for the grass, imagine […]

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How Your Lawn Crew Are Destroying Your Lawn (And What To Do About It)

Posted on 09. Jul, 2018 by in Lawn Care

More than Brown Patch and Chinch Bugs, compaction or even Sod Webworm, a bad Lawn Crew is the No. 1 cause of damage in Houston lawns and unfortunately, if you use a lawn crew, there is almost certainly some kind of damage in your yard right now due to them. This year’s consistent heavy rains […]

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Houston Grass Crisis: Your Lawn Is A Teenager (And What To Do About It)

Posted on 10. Jun, 2018 by in Lawn Care

There is a crisis brewing in Houston lawns that left unchecked, will cause widespread damage. After being in and out of hundreds of yards this year and spending hours talking with colleagues and fellow lawn care professionals, I have good reason to sound so dramatic! Let me explain how our recent extreme weather has brought […]

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