One of the fiercest weeds in lawns, flower beds and gardens is nutsedge (nutgrass). Nutsedge has a distinctive three-angled stem that is tough and fibrous. It can persist in an environment for years until the conditions are right for growth. It spreads by seed, tubers, cultivation and can be introduced in topsoil, compost and nursery stock. […]
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are slowly sinking. Now is the time to keep an eye peeled for fungus. Especially Brown Patch. Brown Patch will affect all types of grass but really likes St Augustine. The best ways to prevent Brown Patch (other lawn fungus as well) are modifying the way we […]
Know when to plant fall vegetable gardens
In this area of North Texas, it’s important to know when to plant fall gardens. Even though the thermometer still says summer, it’s time to get your fall garden started. Onions and garlic should arrive at your local feed and garden stores around mid-September. Onions and garlic can be planted as […]
Chinch bugs are small, black and white critters will literally suck the life from a lawn. They prefer St. Augustine grass, but will also feast on Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede grass. Chinch bugs like it hot and dry. For this reason, a lot of the damage occurs next to streets, driveways and sidewalks. Grass damaged by […]
The cooler temperatures in August have been a blessing.
We see some heat and drought stress to trees and shrubs. The lawns are starting to recover nicely, though. I think it is time to dial back the sprinkler clock. We want to minimize disease issues. Please, only water in the morning on your regularly scheduled day.