Avoid overwatering your lawn this summer. We provide weekly irrigation recommendations for your neighborhood based on rainfall, evapotranspiration measurements and advice from turf scientist and licensed irrigators. We have multiple rainfall sensors throughout Brazos County and our recommendations are targeted to your neighborhood. 

TO GET WEEKLY IRRIGATION RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:

  • PLEASE ENTER YOUR ADDRESS ON MAP ADDRESS LINE, OR
  • GET A MONDAY MORNING EMAIL REMINDER BY CLICKING ON TO THE “SIGN UP” DIALOGUE BOX

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FALL FUNGUS

Fall fungus is among us, especially in our lawns. These are common fungal problems with St. Augustine and Bermuda grass in the BCS area. See the following.

  • Brown Patch: When nighttime temperatures drop below 68 degrees and daytime temps stay in the mid-80s this disease often appears in lawns. Avoid applying too much nitrogen fertilizer and overwatering. Fungicide products available in BCS that will treat this fungus.
  • Take all Root Rot: If your St. Augustine lawn has yellowing of the grass and tiny puzzle piece-shaped fungal structures is may be this disease. Reducing water applications and applying sphagnum peat moss or ammonium sulfate fertilizer helps reduce soil pH to control the disease. Fungicide products should be applied at the first sign of the problem. Fungicide products available in BCS that will treat this fungus.
  • Gray Leaf Spot: St. Augustine grass is affected in late summer as the result of high humidity. Leaf spots are grayish in color with purple margins. Grass infected with this fungus should not be given nitrogen fertilizers until the disease is cured. Fungicide products available in BCS that will treat this disease.
  • For a listing of some of the common lawn and plant diseases in BCS click here.

 

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