January-February: Mild winters allow broadleaf and grassy weeds to thrive. In order to prevent the weed seeds from germinating, we apply pre-emergent. This helps with weed control through spring. Any weeds that already exist or come through will be spot treated.
February-March: One of the main struggles during the summer season is crabgrass. During this round we apply a preventative to help stop crabgrass before it starts. We also apply a root stimulating fertilizer to help ease turf transition from dormancy. Those with St. Augustine lawns will receive a root stimulating fertilizer and broadleaf weed control as needed.
March-May: Balanced fertilizers are applied to lawns this round to help promote thickness and strength for the upcoming summer season. This is a great time to start checking for disease problems so that they can be treated effectively. We also highly encourage our clients to opt for a grub worm preventative. Prevention at this time is key for maintaining season long control over these destructive infant June beetles. Crabgrass preventative will be applied as needed.
June: Getting prepared for the scorching hot Texas summers, we fertilize lawns with important slow-feeding nutrients needed to manage climate stress. We also check for turf damaging insects that start becoming active during this time.
July-August: IT’S HOT!! While we treat any weeds that spring up, we apply a formulation of fertilizer that strengthens the roots of your lawn. This helps in preparing the lawn for going into fall and to curb any damage caused by winter.
September-October: Winter produces its own types of weeds. Now is the time to start controlling winter Broadleaf and Grassy weeds from sprouting. We apply the first of two pre-emergent treatments to help combat problems like Henbit, Rescuegrass and Poa Annua. Routine checks for fall diseases will also be done.
November-December: After waiting about 7 weeks in between applications of pre-emergent, to help extend weed control, the second pre-emergent treatment is now applied. Lawns that need pH level control may require an additional sulfur treatment.