Q: What can I do with all the leaves in my yard? I don’t want to bag them up, I would like to just run the lawn mower over them and mulch them on the lawn but my husband thinks that it may cause a thatch problem and the lawn may suffer if I do that. What do you recommend? A: According to a recent study at Michigan State University, you… Continue reading
Q: When we were dethatching our lawn and pulling weeds from the beds we found lots of grub worms, what can we do to get rid of them and when? A: The best time to kill grubs in Texas is from March to August. Look for a product containing IMIDACLOPRID, an insecticide that should not harm beneficial insects in the soil. Read the label carefully. The insecticide attaches to the roots… Continue reading
Q: I have been watering my lawn regularly, we are not on water restrictions in my area. Other than having a very large water bill, I still have areas that have turned brown and I have treated for bugs and fungus and I have had a certified nurseryman look at the grass and he did not find any chinch bugs what else can be wrong and what can I do?
Q: My lawn is brown from the heat and lack of water, where I live we are on water restrictions and I am unable to water more is there any thing else that I can do for my lawn to save it?
A: The only answer I can give is, No. All that I can recommend is that if you are able to water any at all do what… Continue reading
My lawn has thin and dead areas where the grass that is alive pulls up easily and the roots are stubby or black looking
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