Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
As we approach fall, the weather in Texas is finally becoming more manageable for lawns, but we aren’t out of the woods yet! This week, NW Houston and Tomball received around 3 inches of rainfall so homeowners in that area are safe to leave irrigation systems off this week. However, Bryan and College Station received minimal rainfall, and we would recommend supplemental watering as needed. With temperatures trending in the high 70s-low 80s, watering once per week in the absence of rain should provide lawns with the hydration they need.
Upcoming Seasonal Concerns for Texas Lawns
Although we are thankful for the dropping temperatures, the fall season is also a prime time for Brown Patch Fungus. As we’ve mentioned, be on the lookout for expanding, circular patches of discoloration, and avoid watering your lawn too late in the evening. Lawns may also be entering a ‘recovery mode’ as we’re getting out of the worst of the drought, and we’ve noticed lawns with lingering signs of drought stress damage. Our technicians are equipped with fertilizer to apply in severely stressed areas to encourage a quick recovery. We’re also focusing on treating and preventing fungus development to prevent any further damage. Visit our blogs to learn about spotting signs of brown patch or contact our team with any questions or concerns!