San Antonio hasn’t seen much rain so far this year — and the continued dry, parched conditions are the reason landscape watering rules will be sticking around for a while. Stage 2 rules were declared April 13. Watering days stay the same in Stage 2 as in Stage 1, but the hours during which watering… Continue Reading San Antonio Is In Stage 2 — Do You Know When To Water?
Get your spring lawn off to a healthy start — let the hoses and sprinklers collect a few more cobwebs. Even though things are starting to green up, most turf grasses don’t hit their growing season stride until April. If you start watering too early, the weeds will get a big boost but your lawn… Continue Reading Hold Off on Lawn Watering for Now
In winter, landscape plants are not actively growing. Winter weeds, however, are busy multiplying with every drop of water they get. As long as soil temperatures are below 70 degrees, turf grasses will not produce green shoots. What will turn green are germinating winter weeds like dandelions and henbit, along with all kinds of weedy… Continue Reading Too Much Water Makes Winter Weeds Go Wild
Crisp autumn air is a welcome relief after a long, hot summer — unless you’ve been overwatering your lawn. Cooler temperatures and increased moisture make your grass susceptible to fungal disease. Bermuda, zoysia and St. Augustine grasses are all vulnerable to these common turf diseases. Take-all root rot or take-all patch: characterized by yellow dead… Continue Reading Water Less To Avoid Lawn Disease