Virginia Buttonweed

By |2019-07-04T08:01:08-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care|

One of the most prolific and invasive turfgrass weeds found in East Texas is Virginia Buttonweed.  It is a vining, low growing plant that can survive mowing at even the lowest blade settings.  This broadleaf weed found most frequently in moist to wet areas produces a white, four star-shaped petal. Overwatering or excessive rainfall during [...]

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Virginia Buttonweed

Nimblewill Weed

By |2019-07-04T07:52:59-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases|

Nimblewill weed is a warm season, highly aggressive weed readily resembling Bermuda grass.  However, unlike Bermuda grass which grows with rhizomes, it produces stolons that run along the surface of the soil.  This extremely invasive weed easily spreads vegetatively by seeds if the plant is allowed to flower, and are then commonly transported by birds, [...]

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Nimblewill Weed

Chinch Bugs

By |2019-07-04T07:39:52-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Lawn Care, Pest Management|

Starting with the hot weather in July and continuing through August and into September, chinch bugs can frequently be found in lawns, especially St. Augustine lawns.  Chinch bugs like hot, dry sunny turf and can quickly cause substantial damage in a relatively small amount of time.  Lawns with an infestation contain large patches of yellowish, [...]

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Chinch Bugs

Summer Mosquito Management

By |2019-07-04T07:30:46-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Pest Management|

Like all animals, mosquitoes need food, water and shelter to survive.  If any one of these components is missing, mosquitoes will die. Doing away with items such as old tires, plastic pools, sagging tarps, empty buckets and containers from the yard, the breeding sites for these pests will be removed.  Mowing tall grass and weeds, [...]

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Summer Mosquito Management

Seasonal Alert-Major Weed Issue

By |2019-07-15T13:26:34-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Due to the record amounts of rainfall we have been receiving, there has been a major issue with weeds all over east and southeastern Texas this spring and early summer, which has led to concerns for golf courses, sports fields and residential properties.  The additional rain causes the chemical design of the herbicide to break [...]

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Seasonal Alert-Major Weed Issue

July Newsletter

By |2019-07-30T11:20:03-06:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

July Maintenance Tips For Trees and Shrubs Prune dead and damaged branches. Deadhead roses and apply an iron-based supplement. Hold off on pruning flowering shrubs until next spring but trim any non-blooming hedges. For Lawns Set the mower to the highest setting, 3-4 inches for St. Augustine grass. For Bermuda grass keep it at 1-2 [...]

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