Your Lawn Faces a Bountiful Amount of Texas-Sized Challenges!

Common Central Texas Grasses

St. Augustine

St. Augustine grass is a warm-season lawn grass that is popular for use in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a low to medium maintenance grass that forms a thick, carpet-like lawn, crowding out most weeds and other grasses. While it is very popular in New Braunfels and the greater Central Texas area, it can be prone to drought stress in the hot summer months without proper watering. Common St. Augustine issues are brown patch fungus, leafspot fungus, chinch bugs, and grub worms.

Bermuda

Bermuda grass is native to warm temperate to tropical regions such as the Sunbelt area of the United States. Bermuda grasses are valued for their drought tolerance compared to most other lawn grasses. When we’ve worked on lawns in Waco and the greater Central Texas area, we’ve seen common Bermuda grass problems such as grubworms, Bermuda mites, leaf spot disease, and occasional fungi. If your lawn is 80% in the sun or higher, then Bermuda grass is the grass for you. It loves the sun.

Zoysia

Zoysia can tolerate wide variations in temperature, sunlight, and water, these grasses are among the most widely used for lawns in temperate climates. They are used on golf courses to create fairways and teeing areas. Zoysia is excellent at repelling weeds throughout the year. Zoysia is a slow-growing grass, so recovery from damage takes a while and that is why preventative measures are best used with Zoysia grass.

Buffalo

Buffalo is a difficult grass to work with. It’s often touted as being more drought tolerant than other grasses, but Bermuda grass is just as drought tolerant and not nearly so problematic. You can’t treat weeds with buffalo grass. We don’t recommend that you plant this type of turf in your yard.

Check out some of our biggest adversaries…

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  • Henbit Common Weed in Belton, TX
  • Dandelion weed found in Buda, TX
  • Thistle weed found in Copperas Cove, TX
  • Spurs weed found in Dripping Springs, TX

Common Central Texas Grassy Weeds

Grassy weeds require persistence in treatment and patience during the process

These pesky deceivers may be the most difficult to deal with, but now they’ve met their match!

Grassy Weeds

  • Poa Annua weed found in Harker Heights, TX
  • Nutsedge weed found in Hutto, TX
  • Crabgrass weed found in Killeen, TX
  • Dallisgrass weed found in Kyle, TX

The Four Nasties!

Common Central Texas Lawn Diseases

Things You Can Do to Control Lawn Diseases & Fungus:

  • Call us at the beginning of September to apply a preventative blanket fungicide.
  • Water early in the day to allow the grass to dry quickly.
  • Improve turf grass root system with liquid aeration and good drainage.
  • Remove grass clippings if the weather is warm and moist to prevent spread to other areas during mowing.
  • Do not allow thatch to build up – (We offer liquid de-thatch in late August or early September).
Protect Your Lawn from Disease

The Fearsome Foursome of Lawn Disease…

  • Brown Patch disease found in Manor, TX
  • Leaf Spot disease found in New Braunfels, TX
  • Helminth or Helminthosporium disease found in Spicewood, TX
  • Take-All-Patch disease found in San Antonio, TX

Common Central Texas Turf Insects

Beware - Bad Bugs Bite & Chew

Some bite and sting our children and pets. Others love turfgrasses and their root systems. Regardless, these problematic insects must be managed if you don’t want painful bites and expensive lawn damage.

We Know What to Look for and How to Treat

  • Unlike over-the-counter insect products which tout “quick kill”, they have very short life spans for residual results. Our formula lasts through the entire lawn season.
  • With every visit, our technicians will examine your lawn for insects and diseases.
  • We will apply a beneficial, low-impact mixture just to the places needed.
  • We don’t use ingredients that are photosynthesized to avoid additional lawn burn or other new problems.
  • Grubs turf insect found in Waco, TX
  • Chinch Bugs turf insects found in Buda, TX
  • Flea turf insects found in Hutto, TX
  • Fire Ants turf insects found in Kyle, TX
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