Landscape Advice for October

We will begin mowing the lawn every other week this month.

 Below are some recommendations for your landscape.

Aeration and Compost: Spring and fall are the best times of the year for top dressing the lawn with soil and aerating. Doing this will ensure a healthy green lawn in the spring. If you would like an estimate for this service please let us know.

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St. Augustine: If you are not going to be over seeding with winter rye then you should put down a Lesco Pre-M 5-10-20. This will prevent seeds of weeds from germinating, which will prevent weeds from growing in the spring.

Water once a week:

        15 minutes Flowerbeds

        20 minutes pop-ups

        25-35 minutes rotating heads

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Bermuda grass: If you are not going to be over seeding with winter rye then you should put down a Lesco Pre-M 5-10-20. This will prevent seeds of weeds from germinating, which will prevent weeds from growing in the spring.

Water once a week:

        15 minutes Flowerbeds

        20 minutes pop-ups

        25-35 minutes rotating heads

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Plant annual flower/ornamental plants.

Plant perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Plant ground covers and borders.

Plant wildflower seeds! They love full sun! This month is the ideal time to plant them.

Divide perennials. Transplant or give away your divisions of: daylily, bearded iris, Shasta daisies, violets, wood ferns, and cannas.

Be on the lookout for Brown Patch in the (usually St. Augustine) lawn. Address causal factors by filling in low spots and watering properly. If you would like help with this please reply to this email.

Overseed lawn with perennial rye. This grass is actually annual in Texas, meaning that it will die back when the spring gets hot. Perennial rye has a thin blade, establishes quickly but grows slowly, and is usually the choice for overseeding lawns, as compared to annual rye. Avoid letting either rye go to seed, or else you’ll be seeing it sprout again next fall where you might not want it. If you would like an estimate for this service please reply to this email.

If you would like an estimate for any of these services above please send us  an email with your request.

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