Month: January 2024

Homeowner Tips for a Healthy Lawn – Jenkins Pest and Lawn

Homeowner Tips for a Healthy Lawn – Jenkins Pest and Lawn

As a homeowner, your lawn is a point of pride. You want a lush, green, healthy lawn, but all too often, homeowners struggle just to keep their grass alive, much less thriving. Between sandy soil, high temperatures, and the myriad of insect threats out there, maintaining a healthy lawn can be a real challenge. Thankfully, there are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to improve the health and appearance of your yard.

Fertilize Regularly

All lawns need to be fertilized, but Texas lawns are especially in need of the extra nutrients and minerals in fertilizer. Much of the state has poor soil quality, making fertilizer and soil amendments necessary. You can often get by with a 10-10-10 mixture, but it might be a better option to have your soil analyzed to determine exactly what mixture you need. Be careful with high concentration mixes too, as too much fertilizer can burn your lawn.

Choose the Right Grass

While some of Texas has sandy soil, that’s not true across the board. Make sure that the grass type you’re attempting to grow is right for your soil type. There are multiple grass types available, including creeping varieties, upright growing varieties, and more. Choose the right type for your specific area and you’ll have less work to do in order to keep it green and healthy.

Cut It Right

Grass cutting is an important part of lawn maintenance, but you might be overdoing it. Make sure you know the maximum cut height for your grass species and then cut it at that height. Don’t go for the golf-course look. You need to ensure that you’re setting your mower blades as high as possible. Cutting off too much of the blade encourages the grass to wither, dries it out, and can cause dead patches. Cut it high, and cut it right. If your grass has gotten especially high, plan to cut it at least twice before it gets back to its normal height. Never cut more than a third of the length of the blade at one time.

Don’t Water Automatically

Many homeowners have their homes on an automatic sprinkler system. Turn it off. Not only do these systems overwater, but you are likely wasting water and killing your grass at the same time. Rather than watering on an automatic basis, water when your yard needs it. Go for longer watering times with less frequency, as this allows the water to penetrate more deeply into the soil and also ensures that your grassroots deeply.

Professional Pest Control

Pests can infest your yard and destroy your grass. Numerous insect species can devastate an otherwise healthy lawn. If you’re struggling with pests, don’t waste your time and money with a DIY pest control solution. Contact us and we’ll take care of your pests professionally. This ensures the safest techniques, and the best results possible.

Contact us today for your Pest Control!

Care for your lawn correctly, and you’ll be rewarded with healthy, green, beautiful grass.

Call today to receive your detailed lawn analysis including:

An overall assessment of the health of your lawn.
Inspection of your irrigation system and repair recommendations when needed.
Elimination of any negative impact on your landscape through the identification of possible invasions of weeds, insects, or diseases.
Review of proper mowing techniques.
Recommendations for achieving the greenest, thickest and healthiest lawn.
Our Pest Control Company ensures against the overuse of insecticides and herbicides which can in some cases actually prevent your lawn from being as healthy and lush as you would like. The most important step in creating a healthy attractive lawn is by adopting a regular fertilizing program.

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