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Seasonal Tips


 



Spring: March to May

Spring

March

  • Post-emergent Broadleaf Weed Killer should be applied earlier in the month or in late February.
    (apply when temperature is above 70 during daytime)
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.
  • Install Mulch in landscaped areas. Mulch not only makes your landscaped areas more attractive but it also provides protection for the plant’s root system, retains moisture, and keeps the soil cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

April

  • Second application of Pre-emergent Broadleaf Weed Killer should be applied at the beginning of April.
  • Fertilize with 15-5-10 fast release fertilizer. (1 lb Nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft.)
  • Water 1 inch per week from April through June.
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.

May

  • Fertilize with 21-7-14 slow release fertilizer. (2 lb Nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft.) around the middle of May.
  • De-thatch and core-aerate if needed. This needs to be performed when grass is actively growing.
  • Water daily for first week and then twice a week.
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.


Summer: June to August

Summer

June

  • Keep an eye out for Chinch Bugs during June, July, August and September. Watch for expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying grass. These islands of dying grass tend to increase in size and merge as insect numbers increase. Damage can develop rapidly, especially in sunny locations during hot, dry weather.
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.
  • Water 1 inch no more than twice a week.

July

  • Keep an eye out for Chinch Bugs during June, July, August and September. Watch for expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying grass. These islands of dying grass tend to increase in size and merge as insect numbers increase. Damage can develop rapidly, especially in sunny locations during hot, dry weather.
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.
  • Water 1 inch no more than twice a week.

August

  • Keep an eye out for Chinch Bugs during June, July, August and September. Watch for expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying grass. These islands of dying grass tend to increase in size and merge as insect numbers increase. Damage can develop rapidly, especially in sunny locations during hot, dry weather.
  • Look for Grub Worms from March through August. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet.
  • Water 1 inch no more than twice a week.


Autumn: September to November

Autumn

September

  • Keep an eye out for Chinch Bugs during June, July, August and September. Watch for expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying grass. These islands of dying grass tend to increase in size and merge as insect numbers increase. Damage can develop rapidly, especially in sunny locations during hot, dry weather.
  • Water 1 inch no more than twice a week.

October

  • Apply Fungicide for brown patch after first cold front. (may need to be applied in August)
  • Pre-emergent Weed Preventer for broadleaf weeds needs to be applied around the middle of the month.
  • Prepare your lawn for winter by applying a “Winterizer” fertilizer in October and/or December.
  • Install Mulch in landscaped areas. Mulch not only makes your landscaped areas more attractive but it also provides protection for the plant’s root system, retains moisture, and keeps the soil cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

November

  • Apply a second application of Fungicide for Brown Patch.


Winter: December to February

Winter

December

  • A second application of Pre-emergent Weed Preventer should be applied around the first week.
  • Post-emergent Weed Killer needs to be applied when broadleaf winter weeds are active before they begin to flower.
  • Water every 2 weeks unless there is rainfall in December thru March.
  • Prepare your lawn for winter by applying a “Winterizer” fertilizer in October and/or December.

January

  • Prune Trees that are causing shade problems around the last week of January or the first week in February.

February

  • Prune Trees that are causing shade problems around the last week of January or the first week in February.
  • Pre-emergent Weed Preventer for grassy weeds needs to be applied at the beginning of February.
  • Fungicide for Brown Patch prevention should be applied early this month.
  • Second application of Post-emergent Broadleaf Weed Killer should be applied later in the month or in March. (apply when temperature is above 70 during daytime)

John Ashworth

3102 Creek Arbor Circle

Houston, Texas 77084

Telephone

(281) 676-4913