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Yellow Patches In Bermuda Grass

Yellow Patches In Bermuda Grass

What’s going on with this bermuda grass? When you don’t mow your bermuda weekly, it will grow higher than recommended between mows. If you allow it to grow higher than 3 inches…

Root Rot vs Brown Patch Lawn Fungus

Root Rot vs Brown Patch Lawn Fungus

Right now, it’s important to know the signs of lawn fungus and how to identify it. There are two main types of fungus causing issues here: take-all root rot and brown patch.

Why Do We Mulch?

Why Do We Mulch?

Summer is a great time to talk about the importance of mulch (and pine straw). It’s common in almost every flower bed… but what are the benefits of mulch?

What’s Hiding In Your Outdoor Drains?

What’s Hiding In Your Outdoor Drains?

Sometimes outdoor drains get clogged by dirt and debris. other times… we find a surprise. This drain was filled with tree roots! This client should have much better drainage after we finish clearing all this out 🪠
If you need your drains cleaned, give us a call at 318-286-0967 for a fast and free estimate.

Plant of the Week: American Holly

Plant of the Week: American Holly

Our plant of the week this week is Ilex opaca, also known as the American holly or the Christmas holly. The American holly is a broadleaf evergreen native to our area, as well as most of the United States. These hollies are large, growing up to 35 feet tall and 10 feet wide. They’re known for their bright red berries and spiky green leaves, which…

What Is Dallisgrass, and How Do I Treat It?

What Is Dallisgrass, and How Do I Treat It?

One of the most stressful lawn weeds to deal with is dallisgrass. You can identify this weed by its circular, uneven clumps and long stems that grow up and out. If you walk over it, it can feel firmer compared to your turfgrass. It also has tiny black dots on the seed heads, like in the second photo.

Dallisgrass can spread quickly to the rest of your grass or your neighbor’s yards by…

Look Out For Lawn Pests

Look Out For Lawn Pests

It’s a good time to talk about lawn destroyer bugs and what to look for. Army worms and chinch bugs are prevalent right now, while it’s hot.
Army worms are tiny worms you might see crawling around your lawn or around it on the sidewalk/driveway. These worms…

What Are the Benefits of Core Aeration?

What Are the Benefits of Core Aeration?

Do you know the benefits of core aeration? Aeration can help your yard by breaking up the soil, which reduces compaction and promotes better flow of air, water, and other nutrients. It also helps with water absorption, allowing water to soak deeper into the soil, which promotes deeper and healthier…

Why Are Bugs More Active After it Rains?

Why Are Bugs More Active After it Rains?

We had a lot of rain yesterday, which means you might notice increased bug activity. Why are bugs more active after it rains?
Some bug species mate in the rain, like termites and ants, because there are…

Ways to Know If You Have Lawn Compaction

Ways to Know If You Have Lawn Compaction

Do you know if your soil is compacted? Here’s one easy way to tell. Take a screwdriver and try to poke it into your soil. It should be fairly easy to do so. If it’s hard to push it in, and you’re having a lot of resistance, it can be from…

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