Spring Lawn Care Tips by Jerry Naiser
Those pesky worms in your Live Oak trees
arrive in mid April. They are known by many names,
inchworms, webworms, bagworms.
They can be devastating due to the amount of foliage they can remove from
a tree in a short time. And without foliage, photosynthesis can't
occur. Live Oaks, like most trees, have the ability to produce several
crops of foliage during the season. However, repeated attacks will cause tree fatalities. If your trees are prone to heavy defoliation
the best course of action would be our preventative worm program, which we
Texas Two Step Program.
Post-emergent weed control
should be applied now, as post-emergents kill weeds that have already
germinated. Most trees and
shrubs should be fertilized mid March thru May. The deep root method with
a bio-stimulant is my recommendation.
When To Fertilize Trees.
During the late winter and
early spring, the root systems of most warm season grasses decline, and as
spring progresses, new roots develop. This time of year is a critical time
in this process and these roots should not be disturbed. Aeration should
wait until the grass is growing. Mulch your beds now
the lawn, and if the growth is sufficient, mow, but
never mow the grass short the first
few times. Scalping the lawn is never good, and can only lead to a
weakened root system, since you're reducing the grasses' ability to make
food by reducing foliage and overall photo-synthesis. Also, scalping shows
more sunlight to the soil,
causing increased germination of weeds.
Dead spots in St. Augustine grass is often
grub damage. Grubs feed from the roots, destroying
carbohydrate reserves used for spring growth.
You should have already pruned your
flowering plants, trees and shrubs, now it is to late.
When to prune Live Oaks Trees - Austin Texas.
Brown patch often forms in cool, wet temperatures. Although it's
tempting to water, your lawn actually needs very little this time of year.
Brown Patch - lawn fungal problems.
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