Category: Turfgrass

Don’t Bag It

What’s this? A beautiful green yard with no bags of clippings piled high for pickup. Another conversion to the “Don’t Bag It” lawn Care plan, no doubt.  The “Don’t Bag It” lawn care program teaches you how to care for your lawn while not bagging your clippings.  By following the program, you can make life … […]

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Bermuda Grass

Follow these steps to establish a new Bermuda Grass lawn in a sunny area of your yard. Common bermuda is a good variety to choose as it has a low maintenance requirement, survives on little water, and can be established from seed. Hulled seed will germinate quicker and can be sown as soon as soil … […]

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St Augustine Grass

The first thing to do is have the soil from your lawn area tested, which will tell you what kind of fertilizer to use and whether you need to apply lime to your soil. Contact the County Extension office (903-535-0885) for soil testing information. Using the fertilizer information from your soil test, apply your first … […]

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Fall Lawn Care

FALL LAWN CARE#1 Care of your lawn in the fall is as important as in spring and summer. Regular care is the key to an attractive and healthy lawn through the fall and winter months. Here are few things you can do to help your lawn survive the winter and recover vigorously in the spring. … […]

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White Grubs

White grubs are the larvae of June Beetles (June bugs). June Beetles appear from May through early June in northeast Texas. The brown beetles are easy to spot outside on warm early summer nights. They lay eggs in the soil which hatch into grubs. White grubs have a yellow head with a white body and … […]

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Brown Patch

Brown patch in St Augustine lawns normally occurs in late summer or early fall when the air temperature is between 75-85 degrees and the humidity is high. It can, however, occur in the spring when conditions are right. It is a fungus disease characterized by the familiar circular patches of yellow or brown grass. These … […]

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Take-All Disease

TAKE-ALL LAWN DISEASE Lawn diseases are common in east Texas with the extremes of rainfall, so watch your grass closely this season for potential problems. Though simple tests can identify a white grub or chinch bug infestation, fungal diseases are more difficult to diagnose. An example is Take-all Root Rot, a relatively new disease which … […]

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Chinch Bugs

CHINCH BUGS With the hot days of summer, you should be on the lookout for chinch bugs in your lawn, especially in St Augustine grass. These pests cause extensive damage very quickly, including killing St Augustine turf, during the hot days of July, August and well into September. Chinch bugs like hot, dry, sunny lawns; … […]

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