Spring Care of Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

By |2019-04-11T19:13:42-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care, Maintenance|

Replenish mulch around existing plants, 3-4 inches in depth and avoiding direct contact with trunks. Check for any diseases or insects that were problematic in the past to get an early handle on them. Divide and move perennials every 3 years to avoid overcrowding. In order to direct energy back into the bulbs, deadhead them [...]

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Spring Care of Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

Good Mowing Practices for St. Augustine and Bermuda Grasses

By |2019-04-11T19:13:07-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care|

Begin routine mowing in spring when grass starts turning green using a mower with properly sharpened blades for both types of turf.  Mowers should be set at 1 inch to 2 inches for Common Bermudagrass and ½ inch to 1½ inch for any hybrid varieties.  Where as, St. Augustine grass should have mowers set at [...]

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Good Mowing Practices for St. Augustine and Bermuda Grasses

Poa Annua Grass

By |2019-04-11T19:12:36-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases, Maintenance|

Poa annua is an annual weed, typically known as bluegrass, often found in lawns and gardens.  It is difficult to control because of the large number of seeds it can produce, which have the ability to remain dormant several years without sprouting. The grass is generally found late spring to early summer and can be [...]

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Poa Annua Grass

Tent Caterpillars

By |2019-07-04T08:02:14-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care, Pest Management|

The larvae stage of tent caterpillars is most destructive to certain types of trees in East Texas, including oaks.  These leaf-eating caterpillars can be identified by their dark brownish body color, with subtle blue and yellow lines extending lengthwise and white spots down the middle of the back.  They are frequently found clustered together on [...]

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Tent Caterpillars