Newsletter. I never thought I would say this but I am feeling unbelievably blessed to be experiencing the Texas Summer weather whilst it feels like the rest of the country is battling, wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and flooding. It is really putting my anxiety-inducing Doveweed pulling into perspective. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the extreme weather and I promise to stop panicking about Brown Patch and Chinch Bugs...... for at least a whole month. Please note in reference to our recent email our phone number 281 940 9912 is now working again. Our [...]
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The Crazy Grass Lady’s Crazy Grass Guide to Brown Patch Early Signs of Brown Patch It is a beautiful September morning, the birds are singing, the squirrels are dancing under the Oak trees, the electricity bill for your AC looks like it might actually be affordable this month, everything is perfect until you look out the window and see a massive brown circle in a lawn that was stunningly green just the day before. That's right people it is Brown Patch season in South East Texas again. Do not fear! although [...]
Newsletter. DO NOT PANIC! Although I feel professionally obligated to tell you that we are hearing whispers of Sod Webworm, you, lucky reader, have your own Crazy Grass Lady to keep your focus on evil, invasive Summer weeds rather than fretting over mysterious moths in the shrubbery. As we send out this Newsletter we have only seen one case of sod worms or damage caused by them. We have seen one mild case (in 77377) of worm damage and have heard a couple of reports from Plants For All Seasons. If you want [...]
Newsletter. Happy Belated July 4th! We hope you have enjoyed celebrating your Independence from the British except for your lawns which are still under my control! Doveweed is back with a vengeance, this aggressive weed can quickly take over a lawn and requires quick action to control. Please read this for what you need to know now. It is not something that can be controlled at just your regular treatment visit, additional intervention including corrective watering and mowing practices are essential. We know we warned you about this last month but [...]
Newsletter. Unbelievably Summer is almost here, school is out so if you catch me on my phone it is the kids calling for more food! Doveweed is back with a vengeance, this aggressive weed can quickly take over a lawn and requires quick action to control. Please read this for what you need to know now. It is not something that can be controlled at just your regular treatment visit, additional intervention including corrective watering and mowing practices are essential. As temperatures warm up it may soon be time to water, make sure to cup test [...]
Mowing Recommendations: Small residential push mower only, grass should be 3" minimum after mowing Minimize weed eating to driveways, sidewalk and curbs. Ideally, avoid weed eaters completely and use edgers instead Don't mow when wet Always bag clippings when using a lawn crew. For best results when using a lawn crew provide your own equipment, it is the only way to control cross-contamination, blade height and sharpness. Watering Recommendations: Do a cup test on the sprinkler system once a year (instructions are below). Ideally, you should be getting a minimum [...]
Newsletter Happy Easter everyone, we have tried to fertilize just enough for the weeds to get big enough to hide Easter Eggs in! We are hoping that some are so well hidden that there will be some candy left for us. The first application is complete and we have started Spring Aeration, Topdressing and Nematodes. The second application will start in a few weeks but we continue to offer additional weed control upon request. Most of the freeze damage has grown out now, any stubborn areas you have left are a good indication of areas that [...]
Every year I tell y'all (get British me using a Texan-ism ) to water as little as possible, often telling you with what appears to be little regard for the burning temperatures outside to keep your sprinklers off and you can only muse that clearly I really am a CRAZY grass lady. You watch your neighbors watering once, twice, four times a week and find yourself glancing sideways at the sprinkler controls as you speed-walk from air-conditioned car to air-conditioned house (which still isn't quick enough to avoid breaking into a sticky sweat in all [...]
Newsletter. We have officially decided to start 2021 in February this year and left January in 2020 where it belongs! Spring application will start in 2 weeks and continue into March, weed control is included, pre-emergent is available on request. Winter weeds: we are getting a few call outs for weed control, the majority of weeds around at this time of year will die off as temperatures rise. Mow and bag clippings regularly and keep sprinklers off to try and control them. It is not unusual this time of year to see the ghost [...]
Newsletter. Ding - Dong Sod Webworm is dead! (for now) We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we have been chasing our tails for the last two months. We are finally ready to start the Winterization, weed control is included and pre-emergent is available on request. After the rain of the last few days we are seeing a lot of new Brown Patch, although unsightly this is not permanent damage, keep the sprinklers off, apply some compost to the damaged areas if you can and we will apply fungicide [...]