Staying on Top of Shrub Maintenance This August

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

Your landscape requires care and attention to ensure that it stays looking beautiful – and that includes your shrubs! Shrub maintenance is critical for your lawn’s continued health and success. Most shrubs can be grown successfully with minimal maintenance, but others need a lot of work. It’s important to tailor your shrub’s maintenance plan to the type of plant you’re …

Summer Lawnmowing Tips

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to learn some tried-and-true tips for caring for your lawn during this season: NO SCALPING. Scalping is the gruesome term for cutting too short. It can leave ugly brown patches in areas of uneven ground and strain root systems. “This leads to weeds breaking through the turf,” says Pat Callahan, director of grounds, landscaping, …

Proper Lawn Hydration in Texas Summers

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

In the hot North Texas summers it is so important to have a plan in place to properly hydrate your lawn throughout the hot months. In this article, Lawn Connections explains how to observe proper lawn hydration in Texas summers. Pay Attention to Timing If there’s not a water ban in your area (check before watering), set up a sprinkler system …

Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips for a Lush and Green Lawn

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

A healthy, green lawn is every homeowner’s dream during the summertime. However, without proper summer lawn maintenance, your lawn may start to look a little dry and brown. At Lawn Connections, we recommend fertilizing, irrigating and using mulch for the perfect summer lawn. Fertilization Fertilization is one of the best ways to ensure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs …

Mowing Heights—Spring vs Summer

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

When considering lawn mowing heights there is always a tendency to keep lawns short, maybe to mimic a golf course, or just a preference.  Low mowing heights in the spring helps clean-up debris.  Longer mowing heights in summer heat will better shade soil to conserve moisture, the longer the turf the deeper the root system. St. Augustine needs to be …

After Summer Irrigation

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

Be careful with after summer irrigation of the turf at night after October 1st.  Leaving the root zone wet when temperatures cooler at night can and WILL promote root rot and other disease symptoms.  This can progress to the turf die back.  This is true especially in shady areas and in St. Augustine turf.

Summer Sprinkler Settings for Extra Savings

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

As record-setting heat waves stalk the American interior, metropolitan areas everywhere are issuing sweeping regulations and prohibitions regarding home irrigation systems. Even in areas without such restrictions, high water bills have already caused many homeowners to dramatically reduce the amount that they water their lawn. But drought conditions and high utility costs don’t have to result in a yellowed and …

Landscape Lighting Options for Summer Activities

Chris Jamieson Hardscape

Pleasantly warm evenings throughout June, July, and August in Keller are ideal for summer outdoor fun with family and friends. Whether you are just lounging outside with a chilled drink and your significant other or entertaining at an outdoor dinner party, landscape lighting is both a necessity and your yard’s most striking accessory. Could your landscape design use some illumination? …

Summer Lawn Care Advice from Lawn Connections

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

Summer has arrived and that means lots of sun and hot weather in North Texas. While hot summer days bring fun-filled outdoor activities, they can take a toll on your lawn leaving brown spots, dead grass and a less than perfect appearance for your home. At Lawn Connections, we think a little lawn maintenance goes a long way to improve …