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Colder Weather Dampens Need to Irrigate Lawns

Most lawns in The Woodlands consist of St. Augustine grass – a warm-season grass that goes dormant in the fall and winter.  The grass starts to turn a little yellow and the intuitive thing to do is to add more water. In fact, irrigation during the fall

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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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Watering lawns in fall and winter

When grass begins to turn yellow or brown in fall and winter, it’s not a sign that it’s dying. Turning color is a sign that the grass is going dormant. Yes, the roots are still alive. In good soil, those roots will be digging their way deep

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Learning the Basics of Water-Wise Landscaping

Water-wise gardening simply means using good common sense. It reduces irrigation needs, lowers water bills, lowers maintenance and provides a much higher quality and worry-free landscape. Here are some general guidelines for establishing one: Planning and design– Take some time to look at your yard. You may

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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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Irrigating Our Future Conference August 18, 2015

Irrigating Our Future Conference August 18, 2015

We invite you to join us for this year’s Southeast Texas Irrigating our Future Conference.

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WJPA Board of Trustees Votes to Not Supplement Naturally Occurring Fluoride Levels in Community Water Supply

WJPA Board of Trustees Votes to Not Supplement Naturally Occurring Fluoride Levels in Community Water Supply

At its meeting held on July 8, 2015, the Board of Trustees of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA) voted to not supplement the naturally occurring fluoride levels in the drinking water provided to The Woodlands

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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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