Q. My lawn has thin and dead areas where the grass that is alive pulls up easily and the roots are stubby or black looking and the grass around the area is yellow. Is this grubs and what do I use to get rid of them?
A. What you describe is more a symptom of a fungus than grubs. Grubs eat the roots off and the grass will pull up… Continue reading
Q. Last year large areas of my lawn turned brown and died, I was told that I may have had a chinch bug problem. This year the grass is not growing in well and seems to be a bit off color and thin, what can I do to improve it and get it to grow?
A. First I would treat for chinch bugs again with either a general purpose control… Continue reading
Q. My new holly shrubs are dropping leaves and turning brown, is there something that I can spray on them to stop the problem?
A. The symptoms you are describing are more consistent with water stress. If the leaves that fell off did not have any spots or other symptoms of fungus and are just turning yellow or staying green when they fall that is not a disease or insect… Continue reading
Q: The leaves on my flowering cherry tree are turning brown on the tips and the it is not as green as it was earlier this year, I sprayed it with a fungicide but it did not help, what can I do?
A: First let me say that this is not a plant that I recommend for this part of Texas, it grows better in areas with colder winters and… Continue reading
Q: I have these giant bee’s or hornets buzzing around my front door and going into holes in the ground, how can I get rid of them before they attack me?
A: What you most likely have is what is called a Cicada Killer, this is a solitary member of the wasp family that sometimes may nest near others of its kind and digs a tunnel into soft soils and… Continue reading