Common Symptoms Does your lawn look thin and yellow? Is the soil hard as a parking lot? When watering, do you start to get run- off into the gutter after just a few minutes? Is the root system of your grass shallow and easy to pull up? Does your yard look worse than your neighbor that “never does anything to his yard”? These are all indications that the soil structure in your yard is poor. The purpose of this article is to give you an annual program that will feed the grass a
The key to healthy plants is healthy soil. Late winter is the time to prepare the soil in your vegetable and flower gardens for the upcoming season. Nothing will make more of a difference in how well your plants perform than the correct soil mixture. Most plants will do best in soil that is well-drained with abundant organic matter. Does your dirt crust over when dry? When wet, does it form a hard ball when squeezed in your hand? These are all indications that the soil is de
The Houston summer is rough on lawns and plants and adding to that the potential for a drought only makes things worse. These steps, especially when taken early on, will help to keep lawns and plants in better shape throughout the hottest part of the year.
Southwest Premium Compost
This is an extra fine, fully composted, cow manure that can be put out by hand or in a spreader. Use anywhere from 2 ½ to 4 bags per 1,000 (this can be done spring and fall as well) to incr
All the rain we are getting is certainly welcome, there are some things to consider in the
aftermath, bugs! Days of rain will be increasing the amount of mosquitoes, ants, and roaches
in the yard. In particular, it will be more likely for the big tree roaches to get into the house.
Take action with these products to help keep the bugs at bay.
Use a permethrin based spray on the lawn, on shrubs, and on mulch to help control
mosquitoes, ants, roaches,
Even in Houston, TX freezes and frosts are certainly not out of the question and can cause lots of damage to plants here, especially tropical plants like Hibiscus and Plumerias. Here are some tips to help prepare for any harsh winter weather:
Keep Plants hydrated: freezing temperatures damage plants by freezing the water inside of them. Keeping the soil and plant watered well can help make sure the plant does not dehydrate. Large trees that cannot be covered easily with
Proper water maintenance is an important aspect of successful gardening, and a proper balance is important to all plants. In a climate like ours where rain can come all at once or none at all, maintaining the balance is all the more difficult. A proper soil mix from the beginning will go a long way towards ensuring a successful garden and Turface MVP is an important aspect of that.
Turface MVP is a calcined clay. It is a high fire ceramic with a large amoun