Professional Lawn Care The Woodlands TX

Lawn CarePREMIER LAWN CARE IN THE WOODLANDS
PAL’s Premier Lawn Care The Woodlands TX Service is designed to give you a greener, healthier lawn, free of weeds and most common turf damaging insects. The materials and products we use are carefully selected for their effectiveness and environmental safety. Contact PAL Today!

The Woodlands Lawn Care Services & Lawn Care Tips

Early Spring Lawn Care: The Green Up

  • Our Special blends of fertilizers will help your lawn wake up from a dormant winter and promote steady healthy growth.

Late Spring/Early Summer Lawn Care: The Early Growing Season

  • Select Fertilizers and micronutrients will be applied to your lawn encouraging hearty growth and also prepare your lawn to thrive during our hot summers.

Summer Lawn Care: Growing Season

  • Choice, balanced blends of fertilizers and micro-nutrients are effectively provided to your lawn during hot weather, and assure maximized color and beauty.

Late Summer/Early Fall Lawn Care

  • Premium fertilizers to extend the green color of your lawn and fungus control
  • Insect control so your grass can go into the winter healthy
  • Post emergent applications for those hard to control grassy weeds

Late Fall/Early Winter Lawn Care

  • Applications of pre- and post-emergent weed controls to eliminate and prevent unsightly, tough broadleaf weeds which compete with turf

  • Winterization nutrients to prolong the green color of your lawn, promote root growth, food storage, winter hardiness and weed control

Winter Lawn Care: Preparation

  • Applications of pre- and post-emergent weed controls to eliminate and prevent unsightly, tough broadleaf weeds which compete with turf for nutrients going into spring and summer.

Mowing Your Lawn
Mowing and watering properly are the two most important thing you can do for your lawn!

Combined with our regular service visits they are the fastest way to get a healthy lush lawn.

When mowing, don’t cut your grass to short; this can cause stress and promote insect activity. Strive for a medium to long length in St. Augustine grass (3½ inches); and a short but medium length (1¼ inches) but smooth cut on Bermuda turf grass.

As for watering the average lawn needs 1 inch of water per week either by rain fall or irrigation. Best results come from watering early in the morning hours and don’t water every day.

Soil Basics – Topsoil, Lawn Soil, and Your Yard
In lawn care, it is easy to think about what’s going on above the surface. After all, the appearance of a lush, full lawn above the surface is why we work for hours in the yard. Plus, most lawn careactivities have a visual impact on the parts of the turf grass plant that are above ground:

  • Mowing
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Other basic treatments

But the life under the surface of your lawn is just as important to the heath of your turf.

How Soil Helps a Lawn –

All turf grasses receive moisture and nutrients from the soil. Therefore, one of the keys to healthy lawn care service is having good soil and PAL will help you to obtain proper soil nutrient levels.

A good soil is responsible for many things like:

  • Improving drought tolerance
  • Deeper root systems
  • Improved water retention
  • Better use of fertilizer applications
  • Improved nutrient storage and release
  • Improved disease and insect tolerance
  • Healthy turf is less susceptible to lawn insect and lawn disease pressure
  • Healthy and abundant soil microorganisms and earthworms

In order to reduce the amount of maintenance necessary for a lawn to look its best, selecting the proper turf grass is essential. There are many different factors that are included in the decision making process, ranging from climate type to the intended use of your lawn.

PAL’s Topsoil Basics

Topsoil is the layer of water, minerals, air and organic materials starting from the surface and going down to about 10 inches deep. This part of the soil is the most fertile, containing the highest amount of organic matter, or humus. This is also where turf grass plants gain most of the nutrients for growth and development.

However, even the best soils do not supply the level of nutrients that your home lawn needs to thrive. PAL’s regularly scheduled Premier Lawn Care program provides fertilizer applications that will supplement your lawn with the right balance of nutrients your lawn needs to thrive.

All of these factors can have a large impact on the health and longevity of your lawn. So how do you decide which turf grass is best for your yard? Contact Us and we will come to your home provide a free analysis of your yard and advise you based on our inspection which turf grass is best suited for your needs and expectations. Contact PAL for a FREE estimate at (936) 446-9498.

Servicing The Woodlands Spring, Conroe, Willis, Shenandoah, and Montgomery County areas.

The Woodlands Insect Control – Lawn Damaging Insects

Chinch Bugs    CHINCH BUGS

  • Are small insects (adults are 1/5″ of an inch) that are black and white in color.
  • They feed by sucking juices from the leaves and stems of the turf grass which will cause the turf grass to wilt and discolor.
  • The turf will appear patchy and turn yellow and then brown over time. Damage will be heaviest in sunny areas. Chinch Bugs like it HOT! It frequently can and is mistaken for drought stress.
White Grubs    WHITE GRUBS

  • White grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles.
  • These larvae have C-shaped bodies that are cream colored. They have a reddish-brown head capsule and three pair of legs.
  • It is normal to find these in the soil. However, large populations exceeding 4-5 in a square foot of Turf grass /soil means damage to the turf grass.
Sod Webworms    SOD WEBWORMS

  • Sod webworms are usually recognized by most as caterpillars since that is the turf-damaging stage.
  • The caterpillars are gray to tan with a brown head and dark spots on the body. The adults are buff-colored; moths that have snouts projecting forward from the head.
  • Sod webworms feed at night and make the grass have bare areas or irregular patches of brown grass.
Spide Mites    SPIDER MITES

  • Spider mites are not insects, but arachnids. These arthropods are very small with oval bodies. Spider mites can be green, yellow, reddish-brown or black.
  • They cause grass to have a lack of vigor and a pale or silvery discoloration. The leaves of the grass will become Yellow in color and dry out and eventually die.
  • You may find fine webbing where they are feeding on the surfaces or underside of the grass blades.
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