Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
We haven’t received the ideal amount of rain in our areas of Texas this week but thankfully, temperatures are still staying below the triple-digit range! Our watering recommendation this week remains the same: water your lawn 3 times per week for about .5 inches per session, totaling 1.5 inches per week. As always, water as much as you can while following any current watering restrictions in your area.
Preventing Fall Fungus in Your Texas Lawn
As we approach the fall season, homeowners in College Station, Bryan, and NW Houston should keep an eye out for possible fungus development. Brown Patch Fungus is a lawn disease that can become a common problem during this time of year as the weather conditions are favorable. To avoid encouraging fungus in your lawn, remember to always water in the morning! Watering too late in the day doesn’t leave enough time for the grass blades to fully dry before the sun sets. Leaving your lawn moist overnight is an easy way to foster fungus issues in your lawn. While you’re out on the lawn, look for any signs of Brown Patch and contact us if you have any questions or concerns!
Signs of Brown Patch Fungus
- Sunken, circular patches of discoloration can appear within a matter of weeks.
- Patches can range in size from a few inches to a few feet in diameter.
- The diameter can rapidly grow and can appear ringed with dark tints of wilted grass.
- Discolored patches may appear yellow, brown, tan, or orange.
- Blades of the grass can be easily separated from the stolons of the grass, with a rotting appearance at the base of the detached leaves.