What is the Best Insect Control for Lawns?

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Insects and pests are a common problem for lawn care. They can cause areas of your grass to become discolored, detached from the soil below, or perish completely. Proper yard maintenance and pest control can help keep your lawn healthy and free from pests. Here are a few helpful tips on preventative maintenance, as well …

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How  to Prep for Sod Installation

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As warmer weather approaches, thoughts often turn to spring and summer lawn preparation. If your lawn has suffered from bad weather or weed infestation and is less than 50% healthy grass, new sod may be the best way to bring it back to life. While it takes quite a bit of prep work before you …

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Post-Emergent Winter Weed Control

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The first defense against weeds is to promote vigorous lawn growth. When the grass density is high, weeds have a hard time finding space to grow, which is why they always thrive best in sparse areas.  Proper fertilization, watering, and mowing are very important for vigorous lawn growth. In addition, frequent cutting is complemented by …

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Daisies vs. Asters: What is the Difference?

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If you’ve got an eye for beautiful flowers, you’ve no doubt noticed that the well-loved daisy has a striking resemblance to her “weed” cousin, the aster. So what is the difference, and who much does it matter for lawn lovers who wish for a lovely landscape without intrusive species? The predominant plants found in the …

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How To Prepare Grass for Texas Winters

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If you are wondering about the ways in which you can support your lawn during the winter, we’ve got you covered. The most important thing is taking good care of the grass and plants you’ve already got. Winters can be harsh on the plants in your garden. The temperature can halt the growth of seedlings, …

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How Do I Kill Winter Weeds in My Yard?

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Weed growth doesn’t stop in the winter. Many of them germinate in the fall, grow in the winter, develop flowers and seeds in the spring, and then die off in the hotter months. The seeds then start to germinate again in the next fall. It’s important to stop this cycle so winter weeds don’t take …

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How to Apply Fertilizer to Shrubs

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Healthy plants often need additional nutrient help to thrive in a natural environment. Shrubs in your yard or garden may benefit from regular fertilization. Plants need many different nutrients. Some are available in the soil they grow in or in the air around them. Some of the main nutrients needed are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. …

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How Often to Water Grass in the Winter

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As colder weather approaches, your lawn care routine needs to change but it doesn’t come to a complete stop for the season. Lawns still need maintenance and water in the winter, albeit far less than they do in the middle of summer. How Much to Water In the summer months, water is vital to keep …

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