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Living in Texas has many perks, but contending with fire ants is not one of them. Today, we’ll show you how to identify, control, and prevent fire ants from ruining your Texas lawn.
Fire Ants: An Invasive Threat
Did you know Texas is famous for its Oak trees? With 50 different species of oak trees in the Lone Star state, you are sure to find one either on your own property or a landscape near you. These large, statuesque trees stand tall and proud, with larger-than-life qualities just like our home state. Oak trees are important for wildlife because they provide shelter and acorns for food. In addition, these majestic plants can help decrease your energy bills, protect against erosion, provide a buffer against wind and add value to your home.
There they are again, sticking out like a sore thumb. Those darn weeds. No matter how well you take care of your lawn, they always come back, and their sprouting seems to never end. As soon as spring arrives here in Forney, Texas, these devious plants begin to snuff out your grass, robbing it of its nutrients and sunlight. Every home and business owner’s worst nightmare, we spend millions of dollars every year trying to figure out how to rid our landscapes of these insidious beings.
Core aeration has been a staple of lawn maintenance for many decades. The traditional method for aeration involves a specialized machine, known as an aerator, which breaks up thatch in your lawn. In recent years, a new method had proven to be just as effective – if not more effective – than traditional aeration. This innovative method is known as liquid aeration, and at Lawn Lab, we believe it is the superior choice. Here’s why.
Spring is just around the corner in Forney, Texas! And while most of us like the return of warmer weather and more extended daylight, we could certainly do without those annoying mosquitoes. They cause red itchy bites, annoy our pets and carry harmful diseases. Unfortunately, these survivalists are often ahead of the game. And while we can’t eliminate them entirely, there are things we can do to make our home and landscape less attractive, thus reducing their populations. Read on and discover a few well-known tips for preventing mosquitoes from ruining this year’s outdoor fun.
Texas lawns have a lot to contend with, from fire ants to drought. But, unfortunately, there’s one especially elusive pest. They lurk beneath the surface of the grass, and you may not realize you have a pest problem until there’s lots of damage. This pest is none other than the grub. We’ll show you how to identify signs of grub damage and why these annoying critters destroy our lawns.
Spring will be here before we know it, which means fleas and ticks will start biting again. These annoying disease-ridden pests are still around and waiting for their next victim, be it you or your pet. Learn everything there is to know about these blood-thirsty parasites, how you can help prevent them, and what you can do if you find yourself plagued with them.
Your backyard should be a place to relax, spend time with family, and take a break from the grind of daily life. Unfortunately, fleas and ticks may be attracted to your yard as well. If you have an active flea or tick infestation, it can put the health and safety of your family and pets at risk. Following these tips for flea and tick prevention will help you keep these annoying bugs out of your yard.
The Lone Star State is home to an abundance of wildlife. Most of the plants that we encounter in Texas are harmless but some can be downright deadly if parts of them are ingested by humans or unwary livestock. Do yourself a favor and learn to spot these dangerous plants so you can learn to avoid them.
Here in northern Texas, we usually enjoy milder winters compared to most of the US. While we may not get the snow and ice as often, we do have to look at dull brown grass during the cold months. Or do we? What if there was a way to have a green lawn all year round? Actually, there is! At Lawn Lab, we offer ryegrass lawn seeding because it offers many advantages that other grass varieties can’t. See for yourself!