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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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Aeration: The First Step To Your Dream Home’s Lawn

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Aeration: The First Step To Your Dream Home’s Lawn

  Any resident of Lubbock, Texas can attest to the extreme weather their lawns are subjected to each and every year. Jumping from freezing cold to over ninety degrees, sometimes within a short span of time, can lead to heavily compacted soil that makes it difficult for water to reach the grass’s roots. Living in this part of Texas doesn’t mean residents have to settle for brown and patchy lawns, though; it is possible to maintain beautiful and healthy grass through a process called aeration. What Causes Compacted Soil? Compacted soil is...

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Lawn Looking Rough? 3 Common Mowing Mistakes You Could Be Making

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Lawn Looking Rough? 3 Common Mowing Mistakes You Could Be Making

At Ashton Walden Turf Services, we see a lot of lawns. We also see a lot of lawn mowing mistakes that homeowners make. If your lawn is not looking as good as you’d like it to, these mistakes may be the reason. Read on to see if you are guilty of any of these typical trip ups.   Mowing with Dull Blades Okay, be honest. When was the last time you sharpened your lawn mower’s blades? Did you know it’s recommended to sharpen your blades twice a season for optimal mowing results? Sharp blades make a huge difference when cutting your lawn....

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Why Grubs Are Like Lawn Ghosts

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Why Grubs Are Like Lawn Ghosts

We call them lawn ghosts because you never see them. Their common name is grubs. Grubs are prevalent in Lubbock lawns. They are essentially invisible to us because they hatch, grow, and feed underground. Grubs hatch from beetle eggs including June bugs. The larvae feed on the roots of your grass in July and August. You don’t usually see the damage until late August or early September. Timing for Treatment of Grubs Is Critical The best time to treat for grubs is at the end of July and the beginning of August because that is when grubs are most...

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Dead Spots in Your Lawn-5 Likely Causes & Cures

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Dead Spots in Your Lawn-5 Likely Causes & Cures

Lawns in Lubbock can be challenging to keep green and healthy and it takes some effort. If you’re a Lubbock resident who loves your lawn, and goes the extra mile to keep it looking great, there is nothing more aggravating than brown spots. You’ve spent time and money making sure it looks good and now what?! What the heck is causing brown spots. Have no fear! The team at Ashton Walden has put together this list to help you identify, diagnose, and repair your brown spots. What Causes Brown Spots in Your Lawn? Many factors affect your lawn –...

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