Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
This week, we’ve received enough rain in College Station and NW Houston areas to keep lawns hydrated so you can leave your sprinkler systems off this weekend. Next week, you should resume regular watering schedules as the upcoming forecast isn’t showing as much rain. Additionally, we recommend not watering bed areas regularly until June. Due to all the rain, fungus issues in plants are on the rise and excessive moisture is a key contributor to disease.
Bonus tip: As we are entering warmer months, now is a great time to check that all of your irrigation systems are working appropriately. Double-check that systems with any automatic sensors are operating properly to avoid any mid-season mishaps!
Tree Saplings in Your Lawn and How to Remove Them
Lately, you may have noticed an increase in tree saplings popping up. Tree saplings, or seedlings, can be a bit of an eyesore, but they can also compete with other plant systems. If allowed to mature enough, they can consume valuable nutrients intended for the lawn or other plants and trees. It isn’t recommended to apply herbicide to tree saplings, as it is often ineffective and can harm the tree.
The easiest way to manually remove tree saplings is to mow them down regularly, which will prevent them from maturing enough to damage mower blades or steal nutrients. With continued mowing, they should weaken enough to minimize regrowth. Another option for the quickest removal is to hand-pull them!
If you have any questions or concerns about the lawn, contact our team!