Ken’s Quick Tip: Getting Your Lawn Ready for the Summer Season

Late Spring in North Texas is a busy time for many trying to get their lawn ready for Summer.  What you should be doing over the next few weeks boils down to two things. What kind of lawn do you have, and how have you been taking care of it the past 12 months?

If you are one of our long-term fertilizer and weed-control customers this is the time of the year when we apply a granular fertilizer and spot treat your lawn for weeds.

Our bermuda lawn customers are getting a high nitrogen mix fertilizer which will help them green up for spring.

Our St. Augustine and zoysia lawn customers are getting a low nitrogen fertilizer.  This means the lawns won’t green up as fast as bermuda lawns, but it protects them from that nasty brown patch fungus (that loves spring weather and nitrogen!)

If you are new to our lawn care services and have St. Augustine grass it will get the low-nitrogen fertilizer mentioned above to keep it healthy. If you have bermuda it will receive a liquid, slow release nitrogen fertilizer, mixed with a spring weed preventative and a broad leaf weed control. That is the perfect start to green up the lawn, control even the small broad-leaf weeds that are just starting to grow, plus prevent spring and summer weeds, such as crab grass from even starting.

This is the time of year when we bounce back and forth between cool weather and warm weather in North Texas.  We are between seasons – we’re out of winter but we haven’t had quite enough warm weather for all our lawns to realize we should be in spring. Most of the lawns have greened up but there are still some pockets that haven’t yet.  We’ll have our normal warm weather over the next few weeks (probably more than we want) and when we do, your lawn will have the right food to help it become green and healthy.

If you have any question regarding your lawn and landscape give us call at 972.495.6990 or [email protected].  We are always happy to answer your questions.