Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
Texas weather this week has been pretty wet and rainy! With sufficient rainfall, we recommend leaving irrigation systems off this week and continuing to focus on healthy mowing habits!
Bonus tip – Remember to never mow wet grass! Mowing wet grass can result in an uneven cut. Wet grass clumps can clog a mower and disperse back into the lawn which can encourage fungus.
Can Rain Affect a Recent Lawn Care Treatment?
There’s no need to worry about rain following our applications. We use a surfactant in our application mix in anticipation of bad weather to ensure the best results possible from each treatment. Surfactant is an additive that helps the product better stick to the applied surface, such as the grass blades. It also helps break down the plant’s resistance to absorbing the product. The rain actually provides a benefit by watering in the application and allowing our products to better reach the soil and lawn surface. Of course, if you see any issues with weed control in 2-3 weeks after our visit, simply contact us and we’ll get you taken care of!
Mosquito Activity is on the Rise
The wet and humid weather we’ve experienced means mosquito activity will see a boost! We all agree that mosquitoes are a nuisance to our outdoor spaces but we’re here to help. If you’re interested in a quote for our mosquito control services, contact us today! Additionally, here are a few other tips and tricks that can help limit mosquito populations around your property.
Mosquito Control Tips for Texas Homeowners
Remove Areas of Standing Water
Stagnant water is a welcoming environment for mosquito breeding sites. After heavy rain, check around your home to clear areas of standing water such as potted plants, bird baths or feeders, children’s toys, and other areas of bad drainage.
Check Outdoor Faucets for Leaks
Leaky faucets or dripping hoses can quickly create puddles near the exterior of your home that will be a personal invitation for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
Clean Rain Gutters and Drains
Gutters are another popular spot for mosquitoes to claim as their own. Make sure to keep gutters and drains cleaned and clear of debris regularly to limit mosquito activity.
Keep the Lawn Cut to the Recommended Height
Overgrown grass and areas of heavy foliage provide shelter and protection for mosquito populations to grow. Your lawn should be a place for kids to play and friends to gather. Take back your space and kick mosquitoes to the curb!
As always, feel free to contact our team with any questions or concerns about your lawn. We’re always happy to help!