Even during the North Texas winter. Whether it be improper sprinkler settings, broken sprinkler heads, inadequate water coverage, or simply sprinklers that were turned off for the winter the result is under-watered lawns. Because that is what the water does, it helps spread that fertilizer down into the root system which makes your lawn stronger.
That strength will sustain your lawn in the tough North Texas months winter and summer when we have extreme temps. We offer affordable sprinkler repair by certified technicians and fertilization and weed control packages. If you have the time and are the DIY type, download our free watering guide and make sure your system is set for winter watering.
You can also check out our resource center which has free downloadable content including my secrets to a healthy lawn series. I promise if you have the proper watering schedule and follow it up with a proper fertilizer and weed control we offer affordable plans that will save you time and money, your lawn will bounce back in no time and end up being the envy of your neighbors. Give us a call at or email me at Ken VillageGreen-Inc.
One more thing to note. We apologize for the wind noise in some of this clip.
It is very hard to escape the blustery April winds when we are out and about in the field. Ken likes to keep Village Green on the cutting edge, and armed with his smart phone, this e-Tour is an example of one of the many ways he educates and informs our clients in a fun and easy way. What are we doing in January and February to make lawns look great in the spring? There are basically two types of weeds, the kind that sprout from seeds and those that come back from their roots every year.
As usual, St. Augustine is the exception to this because it is very sensitive to chemicals. Blanket treating a St. Augustine lawn with a weed killer will always stunt its growth so we have to be very gentle with it. While we do apply a winter pre-emergent to St.
September 24, at pm. Alexandria, Va:my nieghbors have duck tape holding thier shutters together and the house has had no outdoor mainence in yeras. It helps even out the surface because you are applying new soil in an even layer. February 2, at pm. Haven't trimmed the hedge.
Augustine, we apply it at about half the recommended rate. Our goal with St.
Take a look at these bare patches in the bermuda lawn below. I see patches like these very frequently, any idea what causes them?
The second photo is a close up of what is causing the problem — rabbit droppings. The droppings are so acidic they will burn holes through bermuda. This is Virginia Buttonweed.
What makes it tough to control is its viney roots underground. Grub worms can cause serious damage to lawns in late summer. Until recently we had to wait for the damage before we treated for them but a few years ago a product came out that prevents them before they cause damage.
Look at the label and find one with Imidicloprid as its active ingredient.
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The best time to apply is from May through late June. Is your lawn a weedy mess? The main reason you'd think it necessary to dig a new growing bed is to get rid of those pesky weeds that you're sure to be faced with. But rather than dig them up, we're going to smother them. Annual weeds and grasses are short-lived and have few reserves. Deprive them of light and they'll soon throw in the towel.
Perennial weeds may be tenacious and seemingly unconquerable, but even they can be snuffed out if smothered for long enough.
When covered and denied light, most annuals will give up the ghost after two to three months, while perennial weeds such as couch grass or bindweed may take up to a year. The point is this — it's only a matter of time before your weedy nemeses are extinguished and there's no need to lift so much as a fork! The first job to establish your no-dig bed is to look at what's growing there. If you're lucky enough to have mainly annual weeds then the job is simplicity itself.
Hoik out the few clumps of perennial weeds that exist nettles, docks and so on then cover the entire growing area with a thick layer of organic matter, about 10cm 4in deep, simply piled right on top of those weeds and grass. The organic matter can be anything that's well-rotted and available in quantity: garden compost, bought-in compost or very well-rotted horse manure would work equally well.
It needs to be laid thick in order to give the weeds it smothers little chance of growing through and reinvigorating themselves. If you are worried about weeds reaching the surface then extra assurance can be had from laying cardboard over the weeds before applying your organic matter. Make sure the cardboard is the sturdy brown stuff used for transporting goods and generously overlap the sheets to make the base 'watertight'. Give it a water then shovel on your organic loveliness. Some weeds are harder to get rid of than others; a hopeful layer of compost isn't going to shake off the likes of bindweed.
For areas matted with tough perennial weeds you will need to go heavy-duty by smothering them with a landscape fabric such as Mypex. Chop down the weeds or hack them to ground level a great way to relieve any pent-up frustration!
It does need to be landscape fabric because this will allow rain to penetrate to the ground below, keeping it lubricated for the worms beneath to work their magic. The fabric will need to stay in situ for up to a year, although you can always lift a corner to check progress after several months. If you want to use the area while it's being cleansed lay growbags or containers on top and plant into these.
You can also grow widely spaced vegetables such as pumpkins and squashes in the soil itself. To do this cut a small! You will need to religiously watch these holes, removing the slightest trace of weed root and leaf as soon as it appears, but with plants such as these requiring cm ft spacings you shouldn't find this too taxing.