When to Fertilize in Texas

Because of soil composition and your grass type, It goes without saying that no two lawns are going to be exactly alike. When you live in Texas, you will have a number of considerations to take into account while trying to plan out your fertilization timing. Depending on how much sunlight, water, and natural fertilization from grass clippings your lawn gets, your fertilization schedule could be drastically different than normally recommended.

Placing sod on a lawn

Sod vs. Seed for Lawns

Summer has arrived, so paying close attention to the needs of your lawn is essential to get things up and running for the warmer months. For many people, this means reviving their lawns in two ways: with seed or sod. There are several things to consider before choosing which one you’d like to use to fix your lawn. Here are some benefits and disadvantages of seed and sod.

adding mulch to flower beds

When To Mulch in Texas

Mulch can be applied to garden beds and on top of exposed soil to promote healthy plant growth and prevent weed growth. The Ideal level of mulch in garden beds and on top of tree roots is 2-3 inches. Mulch should be re-applied to the area once the layer has reached below 2 inches. It is important to maintain this level because if the mulch layer shrinks any further it will not carry the same insulating and weed blocking properties.

electric lawn mower in the middle of an overgrown lawn

Treating An Overgrown Lawn

After a period of heavy rain, your lawn can grow rapidly. Lawns that are not frequently watered and are more drought tolerant will process the nutrients as quickly as possible. Overgrown lawns can appear in a matter of a week, but it can also happen if a lawn has not been properly maintained for a period of time. If your yard is getting out of hand, here is what you need to know about treating an overgrown lawn.

green blades of grass with water droplets stuck to them.

Can You Mow Wet Grass?

It’s certainly possible to mow wet grass and in perpetually rainy areas, it may be necessary. However, mowing wet grass is not ideal. The chlorophyll from the wet grass can stain your skin and clothes, and it takes longer to mow grass when it’s wet. The biggest reason to avoid mowing wet grass is it can do lasting damage to your lawn and mower.