Your Central Texas Lawn Update: Spring 2023
Your turf will be emerging from dormancy soon!
Get ready to see the magic of color as your yard transforms from brown to green in this exciting process. As soil temperatures warm up consistently, roots are active, and new growth can commence.
Grubs are a concern every year; they perceive your lawn as a delicious buffet and aren’t afraid to dig in! We may not see them until later this season, but it’s always best to
stay ahead of grub damage as they’re a huge threat to your lawn.
pests may make an appearance this season! Stay informed with our turf insects guide.
Aren’t weeds a wonderful addition to your yard? We’re kidding, of course. While weed season seems constant, the types we encounter are not. Check out our
guide to spring weeds to identify what’s creeping on your lawn!
With increased moisture on active turf,
lawn diseases are a critical factor to consider, so keep an eye out this growing season! Here’s a quick reference guide to the top diseases we see on lawns throughout the year.
We made it through another tough winter (thank you, Texas, for going easier on us this time), which left some wounds. Lawns cluttered with debris and limbs are experiencing increased damage and will demand a
stronger focus on freeze recovery.
Lawns are struggling to
recover from last year’s drought. The lack of moisture caused the soil to dry up, becoming compact and unhospitable for prosperous (healthy) growth.
At Emerald Lawns, weeds are our nemesis.
We’re applying our professional-grade pre-emergent weed barrier for Bermuda and Buffalo lawns that will prevent those eyesores from popping up. Each time we visit, we make sure to
spot-treat with our custom-blend weed control formulas specialized for each type of Central Texas lawn.
Our lawn fertilizer,
perfected by our pros for Central Texas conditions, is vital for freeze recovery. From February to March, we’re executing Round 2 of our fertilization program, where we’ll focus on revitalizing your lawn for a beautiful spring green-up. Here’s our Round 2 breakdown:
Increase density with quick & slow-release fertilizers at a healthy pace
Encourage vibrant color with nitrogen
Stimulate deeper root growth with potassium
Counteract high pH levels with sulfur on St. Augustine lawns
As we travel further into the spring season, we transition to Round 3 in March through April. This application will
fuel thick, luminous grass above the surface while targeting grub infestations below. Here’s what you can expect:
Nitrogen for that
gorgeous emerald green Phosphorus for
increased root growth (bonus, it prepares St. Augustine turf for summer temps!) Highest quality, longest-lasting grubworm treatment for
protection and damage control
Say goodbye to grubs with our grub control application that you can easily add to your lawn treatment service!
This program comes with
free service calls for lawn insects, like those dreaded armyworms Our solution is so powerful, one application applied at the perfect time each year is enough to
control grubs all while being environmentally friendly!
To aid in drought recovery, we recommend
creates millions of microscopic tunnels throughout your lawn These pathways allow air, water, and nutrients to seep into the ground,
creating breathability and restoring health above and below the surface
Our locally sourced topdressing is magical stuff, supplying
essential nutrients and organic matter that trigger microbial activity in the soil. Here’s what’s in our specially formulated blend:
Couple this treatment with liquid aeration to get the best effects since the applications work together to create noticeable results.
Save your time, money, and water with our irrigation services that ensure an efficiently watered lawn. Our licensed irrigators perform a variety of services to make your irrigation system fully optimized:
Certified rebate audit
30-point, eight-zone sprinkler system inspection
Irrigation system reconfiguration and repairs
Backflow preventer certification
Water is essential for grass growth and health! Here’s our spring irrigation guide:
Time to break out the mower! Before you give your lawn a cut, consider our mowing guide:
Lower your mower deck a notch or two for the first several cuts Bag your clippings to avoid build-up
Sharpen dull mower blades to avoid ripping and shredding the grass (which will increase vulnerability to pests and diseases!) For Bermuda lawns, scalp and bag the clippings for new growth to take over
Consider your lawn is recovering from a cold
(or rather THE cold). Freeze damage is worsened when your dormant turf can’t breathe; here are several things you should look for and remove from your lawn as soon as possible:
Fallen limbs and branches
Dead grass or grass clippings
Keep a lookout!
Catching diseases and pests early can save your lawn from harsh damage. Here’s what indicates grub damage:
Loose grass that pulls easy
Spongy/bouncy turf underfoot
Landscape What We’re Seeing
Due to the weight of ice during the freeze,
we’re seeing a lot of fallen limbs and branches. The damage caused by this may not be noticeable until we reach the height of the growing season or even into the summer.
We’re seeing an offset of the budding cycles for a lot of plants and trees that were already out due to warmer-than-usual temps before the late freeze.
Our root zone feeding will help supplement the energy loss and aid in speedy freeze recovery. Utilizing our
balanced fertilizer, this process adds essential vitamins, bio-nutrition, and trace elements to your plants.
We manage pests and diseases in your landscape by alternating our insecticides and fungicides to prevent any tolerance build-up.
systemic pesticides that are absorbed by the plant for superior results
Our professionals keep a keen eye out for insect damage when visiting your property, searching for signs of discoloration, sooty mold, and fungus
Due to freeze damage, you’ll want to
wait till the end of February or early March to trim back dead foliage and branches.
Water your landscape plants up to 1” per week. This will keep your plants thirsty for more and encourage a normal growth pace even throughout the summer.
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