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The Differences Between Quick-Release And Slow-Release Fertilizers

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The Differences Between Quick-Release And Slow-Release Fertilizers

Fertilizers play a critical role in any lawn or landscape by providing essential nutrients your plants and grass needs for lush, healthy growth. The three main ingredients in fertilizer are: Nitrogen – Stimulates plant growth and reproduction Phosphorous – Stimulates root growth and improves the overall health of the plant Potassium – Aids in the photosynthesis process, and is important for moisture regulation. These three essential nutrients will be found in most (if not all) fertilizers. Yet, not all fertilizers are the same. Some...

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Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Emergent Herbicides

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Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Emergent Herbicides

If you’re striving for that lush, green, and healthy lawn this spring, one of the things you’re going to have to keep in check is the weeds. Simply put, weeds are thieves. They steal water, sunlight, space, and other essential nutrients from your grass. The impact a weed infestation can have on your lawn is significant, so protecting your lawn against it is vital. That’s where pre-emergent herbicides come in handy. One of the best ways to give your lawn a head start on the weeds this spring is through a pre-emergent herbicide...

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Is Mosquito Control Necessary In The Winter?

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Is Mosquito Control Necessary In The Winter?

One of the great things about winter is that it works as a natural pest preventer! This is especially true when it comes to those pesky mosquitoes. But what if it’s been a relatively mild winter, with less snow and less frost? If this is the case, Mother Nature will benefit the mosquitoes, and not eliminate them. Because of this, mosquito control is necessary, even during the winter. By taking care of winter mosquito control, you are protecting your lawn and your loved ones from mosquitoes in the springtime. Here’s how… The Mosquito Life...

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5 Drought Resistant Plants For Your Texas Landscape

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5 Drought Resistant Plants For Your Texas Landscape

Here in Texas, we are very familiar with drought and water restrictions. Trying to remember what day you can water based on your address or what time of day in what month… It get’s really confusing. Our hot and dry climate really limits what we can landscape with but luckily there are certain plants that have adapted to our harsh environment and look great too. Stop worrying about water rationing and maintaining non-native plants and start planting drought-resistant plants for your Texas landscape. Fountain Grass You’ve probably seen this...

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A Guide To Dormant Oil

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A Guide To Dormant Oil

One of the bigger threats to your trees and shrubs this winter are unwanted pests attempting to make your landscape, their home. You have invested your hard earned time and money into your trees and shrubs this year, so protecting them from these pests this winter is important. One of the best ways to keep these pests off your trees and shrubs is by utilizing dormant or horticultural oil. These oils are extremely effective when it comes to keeping pests off of your trees and shrubs, protecting your landscape, and guaranteeing long-term...

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5 Benefits To Fall Aeration

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5 Benefits To Fall Aeration

  Your lawn has endured another stressful Texas summer. Now, you are looking for ways to help your lawn rebound and recover from summer, to ensure good health come spring. Well, did you know one of the best ways to accomplish this is lawn aeration? It’s true! By aerating in the fall, not only are you aiding in repair from summer wear and tear, but you are also preparing your lawn to thrive in the cold winter months. Lawn aeration (AKA core aeration) is the process of using a motorized machine to drill holes to remove plugs of turf. For...

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Common Pests That Harm Trees And Shrubs In Central Texas

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Common Pests That Harm Trees And Shrubs In Central Texas

Central Texas Has Five Categories Of Insects       Have you noticed that the trees and shrubs on your Central Texas property just aren’t looking their best? They may be victim to a pest infestation. Insects are a significant health risk to the large plantings in our area, often preying on trees that have an already weakened immune system. When left untreated, a large pest swarm can prove disastrous, feeding on a tree’s bark, roots, and leaves until the plant eventually dies. Don’t risk the health and longevity...

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A Grub Treatment That’s Bad for Bad Bugs, but Won’t Hurt Good Bugs

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A Grub Treatment That’s Bad for Bad Bugs, but Won’t Hurt Good Bugs

Grubs are always a problem in lawns. Grubs are the larvae of beetles, including Japanese beetles, June bugs, and others, and there is no good way to prevent them from infiltrating your lawn. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell if you have grubs until the damage has been done. All you can really do is look for signs of a grub infestation: Yellowing grass Scattered and irregular dead spots, Grass that pulls up in large patches because the roots are no longer anchored to the ground Prevention Is Your Best Defense against Grubs By the time you...

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Why Do My Trees Need Deep Root Fertilization?

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Why Do My Trees Need Deep Root Fertilization?

Fertilization is one of the most important and one of the most neglected aspects of tree care. Trees require certain nutrients to function and grow. Urban landscape trees are often growing in soils that do not contain sufficient nutrients for satisfactory growth and development. Plus, in our urban environments, the vast areas of concrete and grass immediately surrounding trees hinders their ability to absorb water, oxygen and other nutrients, often compromising tree health. Deep root fertilization gets the nutrients down where the trees can...

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Why the Grass Is Always Bluer on the Other Side of the Fence

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Why the Grass Is Always Bluer on the Other Side of the Fence

You may have noticed some of your neighbors’ lawns looking a little blue and wondered why. Don’t worry, it’s not a lawn fungus sweeping the area. It’s blue tracer dye that we use at Ashton Walden Turf Services when we apply fertilizer or herbicide. “Why do we use it?” you ask.   Blue Tracer Dye Helps Us Do Our Jobs More Accurately We use the blue dye to help us see where we have sprayed your lawn to make sure we’ve covered the lawn completely and not missed any spots. We mix the dye with our fertilizer or herbicide to give us a visual...

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