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Chinch Bugs arrive in The Woodlands!

They’ve nestled warm, wet and cozy in your lawn all during the winter and spring, not bothering to move out of their hiding places. But now that hot, dry weather is upon us, they’ve come out of hiding ravenous and looking for food. If you’ve got St.

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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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Minecraft Water Challenge

This summer, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District is sponsoring a Minecraft Water Challenge for 1st through 12th graders. The objective of the challenge is to use Minecraft to show where water comes from, how it is delivered, and where it is delivered. To make research for the competition

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It’s all about stewardship The drought is over, but water restrictions remain.

Q. Why are we still on water restrictions even though the drought is over?                                                                    

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How to read your water meter

Water meters are probably the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in The Woodlands. Learning how to read your water meter can become a useful tool in managing your water use – and that can put more money in your pocket. The meter measures how much water is

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It’s a jungle down there

It’s a jungle down there

Beneath the cover of your now greening lawn, there exists a teeming jungle of rapacious creatures, eating (usually each other), multiplying and doing all the things that creatures in a jungle do. Decillions and more single-celled bacteria take in carbon dioxide and convert it to life-giving oxygen

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Are we following the hydro-illogical cycle in The Woodlands?

The hydro-illogical cycle goes like this: “We had a severe drought, but it’s over and we’re getting plenty of rain. Because of that, we don’t have to worry about water conservation anymore.” The term was coined by Texas State Meteorologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who also asks the question:

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Aerate your lawn to keep it healthy and lush

Landscapers know that one of the most crucial elements to having a beautiful lawn is healthy soil. Healthy soil is loose and aerated, a place where roots can spread deeply and organisms thrive. Compacted soil, which lies underneath most lawns in The Woodlands, actually sets off a

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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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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,

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