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Chemical & Organic Applications

CHEMICAL & ORGANIC APPLICATIONS

Do you have bare patches, brown areas, weeds or fire ants in your yard? Who doesn’t want a lush green lawn that is free of wretched weeds and biting fire ants? You guessed it– NO ONE! Great news! We are fully equipped and licensed to diagnose, remedy and manage the overall health of your lawn and landscape, including those annoying weed and pest issues.

Fertilization:

Fertilizationincreases the soil’s capacity to support plant growth by applying a chemical or organic substance that corrects the soil’s nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels.  Once the soil is properly “fed,” it will supply your turf and landscape plants the nutrients they need to thrive.  We recommend three applications of fertilizer during the regular growing season per year for optimal green-up.

Weed Control:

Weed control is just what is sounds like: controlling and eliminating weeds from your lawn, landscaped beds, driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, etc..  There are two types of weed control: pre-emergent and post-emergent.  Our experienced technicians will formulate a weed control program specifically tailored for your property, including what type, amount, location, and frequency of applications are recommended in order for you to enjoy the thriving, weed free yard that you deserve!

Pre-emergent:

Pre-emergentis applied to help prevent weed seeds from germinating. Think of pre-emergent as insurance against seed germination; however, pre-emergent has no effect if the seed has already germinated, whether or not the weeds are visible at the time of application.  Therefore, keep in mind that even though you did not see weeds when pre-emergent was applied, you may see some appear after the application. For those pesky weeds that have appeared, a post-emergent application would be needed. Ideally the correct pre-emergent program would involve two applications per year.

Post-emergent:

Post-emergent is applied to eliminate weeds once they have germinated and are visibly present.  A strategy to eliminate the weeds in your lawn & landscape depends on the current condition of your turf.  Preferably the correct post-emergent program would involve one-two applications per year, with occasional spot treatments, if necessary.

Lawn Pest Control:

Everyone should have a lawn and landscape that is pest free so that they can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about being stung by fire ants or seeing brown patches caused by grubworms.  We are qualified and licensed to get rid of these pests for you, so call us!

Fire Ants:

Fire ants are aggravating!  Not only do they leave unsightly mounds, but they sting, sometimes causing severe medical problems for humans and animals! Additionally, they frequently infest electrical equipment chewing on insulation and causing short circuits with air conditioners and other electrical and utility units.  According to Texas A&M University, fire ants cause an estimated $11.2 million in damages to electrical equipment each year in Texas.

Fire ants invade mulched flower beds seeking warmth and moisture. They also nest under cracked pavement and housing foundations, removing dirt from underneath concrete and creating or aggravating structural problems.

As you can tell, fire ants are a major nuisance for Texas homeowners. Consequently, we have formulated an effective program for eliminating them from your lawn and landscaped areas.  Our program involves a two-step plan: target the mound and broadcast the surrounding area so that the worker ants supply the queen with insecticide, eliminating the source.  Call us today if you can’t wait to get rid of the fire ants that have taken over your lawn and landscape.

White Grubs (aka Grubworms):

Do you have brown patches in your lawn? If so, your lawn may be suffering from an infestation of destructive grubworms. Grubs are easy to identify, but often go unnoticed because they live underground. White grubs are the larvae (the young) of certain beetles that can cause devastating damage to your lawn. These worms feed on roots and other subterranean plant components, causing lawns to suffer, turn brown and die. They also attack the roots of flowers, vegetables and ornamentals. The best time to prevent infestations in north Texas is early- to mid- July. Once grub worms are found, treatment for the infestation may take between 4 to 6 weeks for them to die. This is one of the most difficult pests to eliminate, so a second treatment may be necessary.