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Pros and Cons of St. Augustine Grass for North Texas

St. Augustine grass is a popular warm season grasses used in North Texas. St. Augustine forms a nice thick layer of grass via runners. Healthy and well maintained, it can also choke out weeds.

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What are the Best Turf Grasses for North Texas?

When selecting turf for North Texas properties the first consideration should be drought tolerance. In addition to the watering requirements, you must consider the location and the amount of sunlight and shade the grass will receive. The most popular grasses are St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Zoysia.

What Happened to Your Lawn During Winter?

During the late fall and winter months weeds and other pests may have invaded your grass. As you inspect your property be on the lookout for these common problem in your turf grass:

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Ask the Gardener: Winter Treatments for Dormant St. Augustine Grass

What is the best treatment for dormant St. Augustine grass? The VMC Gardener answers your questions about when to apply the first fertilizer and what is best formula.

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Winter Rye Grass Planting in North Texas

October is the time of year when property owners who want a green lawn during the winter months generally overseed their lawns with winter rye grass. Tips For Planting Winter Rye Grass:

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Turf Wars: How to Win the Battle with 3 Common Grass Problems

Turf grass in North Texas is fighting a constant battle with three common problems: diseases, weeds and insects. What can you do to fight them?