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Facts about water in The Woodlands

The typical homeowner in The Woodlands uses 10,000 gallons of water a month. This includes bathing, showering, brushing teeth, shaving, washing clothes, washing dishes, drinking, cooking and lawn irrigation. During the summer months, lawn irrigation accounts for 50 to 80% of water used. Unfortunately some homes here

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Lawn Irrigation Weekly

Lawn Irrigation Weekly
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How to calculate how long to irrigate

You understand the reason for water awareness and conservation. You’re diligently following the Defined Irrigation Schedule adopted in 2013 for the 10 MUDs served by The Woodlands Joint Powers agency. You receive the WJPA’s weekly irrigation recommendations, and you want to follow those too.  (If you don’t

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Are Gardeners Happier Than Most? You Betcha!

…and there are scientific reasons why.   If you’re feeling  the winter blahs, here’s a suggestion: instead of reaching for that glass of wine, put on some warm work clothes and work gloves, grab your garden tools and head out to the yard. Active gardeners say that

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Preparing your lawn for winter

Preparing your lawn for winter

As St. Augustine grass goes dormant in the fall, many homeowners over seed their lawns with winter rye. While winter rye does add a lush greenness to an otherwise dull lawn, homeowners may want to rethink this habit.

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It’s all about stewardship

It’s all about stewardship

It’s all about stewardship By Bob Dailey Master Gardener  Why are we still on water restrictions even though the drought is over? The Defined Irrigation Schedule, which restricts in–ground irrigation to no more than two days a week, has nothing to do with drought. In fact, it

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Is Take-All Patch Ruining Your Lawn?

Is Take-All Patch Ruining Your Lawn?

Take-all patch is a rampant disease in The Woodlands and can cause serious damage to lawns. Take-all patch forms roundish or irregular patterns of yellow grass, eventually turning to dead, brown grass.

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Soil quality and quantity important when sodding a lawn

Soil quality and quantity important when sodding a lawn

The amount of soil that lies beneath many lawns in the area is woefully inadequate. Sample plugs taken show that some sod has less than a half inch of soil beneath them. Beneath that, more often than not, lies an impermeable layer of clay.

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Simple, low-cost ways to win the battle against lawn fungal diseases

Simple, low-cost ways to win the battle against lawn fungal diseases

Fungal problems are a fact of life in Southeast Texas, where fungus is the main disease vector in plants. Actually, most soils here are full of fungal spores. Some are beneficial. Some, harmless. And some, like the fungi that cause take-all patch, brown spot or dollar spot, are problematic. Given the right circumstances, unwanted fungus can explode into a serious situation.

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