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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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Your Lawn Needs Pre-Emergent Weed Control before the End of February

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Your Lawn Needs Pre-Emergent Weed Control before the End of February

If you haven’t had your lawn treated yet for weed control, now is the time. If it’s not treated by the end of February, we will have to switch to post-emergent products and will not be able to control any winter grasses that have already germinated. You will be fighting them all summer. Stop Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds Now In Lubbock, both grassy and broadleaf weeds compete with your lawn for the precious nutrients it needs to keep its root system healthy and able to withstand the colder winter temperatures and rebound green and lush in the...

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Why Choose Ashton Walden Turf Services?

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Why Choose Ashton Walden Turf Services?

At Ashton Walden Turf Services, we take a lot of pride in the work we do. We help Lubbock homeowners get and keep healthy lawns. And that’s not easy in this Texas heat. We know you could choose any lawn care company to help you with your lawn, so we’d like to tell you about the excellent reasons that people choose us – and keep us for years. A Is for Ashton Ashton Walden started Ashton Walden Turf Services in 1997. He was raised with a strong work ethic, through his family who worked in the farming and feedlot industries in Lubbock, TX....

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4 Winter Tips for Lubbock Lawns

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4 Winter Tips for Lubbock Lawns

At Ashton Walden Turf Services, we know a lot of homeowners assume lawn care season is over. While less work is certainly required in winter, your Lubbock lawn still needs some attention. Here are a few winter tips to help your lawn look its best next spring. Winterize Your Lawn The best way to make sure your spring lawn looks great is to winterize it. Winterizing adds organic matter to sandy soil which adds nutrients and also helps it retain water. Our speed zone herbicide kills weeds so they can’t come back in the spring. Grassy and...

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Preventing Weeds Now Saves Hours of Work Next Spring

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Preventing Weeds Now Saves Hours of Work Next Spring

Ah fall. So much to do in the yard what with raking and disposing of leaves, cutting back perennials, repairing bald patches in the lawn, etc. Well, we’ve got one more chore to add, but it’s one that will save you hours and hours of frustrating labor come late winter/early spring! Stop Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds Now In Lubbock, both grassy and broadleaf weeds are competing with your lawn for the precious nutrients it needs to keep its root system healthy and able to withstand the colder winter temperatures and rebound green and...

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Why Early Fall Is the Most Crucial Time for Your Lawn

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Why Early Fall Is the Most Crucial Time for Your Lawn

Why is fall the most crucial time if you want a lush, healthy lawn? Two words: weed control. Early fall is the best time to start taking action to kill off those pesky weeds that have plagued your lawn all year, so that next year your lawn can grow healthier, better, and lusher. The best part? Treating your weeds in the early fall will take care of both perennial (think: dandelions that return every year) and annual weeds, like crabgrass! Annual weeds grow from seeds from the previous growing season while perennial weeds grow from established...

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3 Lubbock Lawn Pests and Why You Want Big Eyed Bugs

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3 Lubbock Lawn Pests and Why You Want Big Eyed Bugs

Here in the Lubbock area, our lawns are visited by many insects. Three of the most common are grubs, Bermuda mites, and big eyed bugs. We put together this quick tutorial to help you recognize these bugs and learn the best ways to eradicate them…or not. Grubs – Underground Destroyers Grubs are common in Lubbock lawns. The trickiest thing about grubs is that they are invisible to us through most of their lifecycle. They hatch, grow, and feed underground…ON YOUR GRASS. Grubs hatch from beetle eggs like June bugs. The larvae feed on...

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