Common Summer Issues: Drought, Pests, Weeds, and Fungal Diseases

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With all the delights of summer, it also comes with its own list of concerns when it comes to lawn care. Drought, garden pests, summer weeds, and fungal lawn diseases are among the most worrisome. Fortunately, Frisco Lawn Pros is ready to take care of you and your yard no matter what you’re facing. Let’s take a look at each of these factors and learn a bit more about why they’re an issue specifically in the summer:  Drought This one seems like a no-brainer. Even though Texas can experience drought any time of the year, it is most hazardous to your landscape in the hot, long days of summer. But the solution may not be as clear-cut as you think. …

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Benefits of Pruning and Watering After a Hard Freeze

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Here in North Texas, we scarcely see ore than a day or two at a time of freezing weather. Brief cold snaps with a fleeting sheet of frost pose very little risk of damage to your lawn, garden, shrubs, and trees. But what about every so often, such as this past winter of 2021, when we are met with several consecutive days of below-freezing temperatures? The thing is, North Texas winters are generally so mild that your outdoor plants may not go completely dormant. Not all plants and trees lose all their leaves, or even all their green. This can make live foliage more succeptible to frost damage. Fortunately the experienced team at Frisco Lawn Pros can help you get …

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Using Dried Leaves as Mulch

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Fall will arrive in a few months, along with the big beautiful mess of leaves littering your yard and driveway. This seasonal event is a mixed blessing, is it not? On one hand, you’ve got a delightfully crunchy collage that’s fun for the kids to play in. On the other hand, you can’t just let it all keep building up. A pile of dried foliage can attract ticks and fleas, which is a nightmare if they get a hold of your pets or loved ones. And a wet pile of foliage will begin to develop mold and and algae if left sitting for too long Yuck! So what to do? Gather up your lawn care tools: a rake, some gloves, your …

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Garden Fencing Ideas to Keep Dogs Out

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You are lucky if you have enough backyard space to make your garden for yourself. But keeping your dog out of the garden is quite a difficult job. That’s why you should have fences in your backyard. It will help you to protect your garden. It can also enhance your yard, and will stop your dog from approaching the plants. There are many ideas about garden fencing. You can use whatever your garden suits. Make sure your dog can also enjoy these fences. It will help them to stretch their legs and do some exercise. Just make sure your dog is comfortable in the garden. 1. Landscaping Landscaping is a way to keep your dog away from your plants. If your …

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Hardscaping With Rocks and Stones

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Hardscaping is a great way to cut back on lawn care chores while keep your yard beautiful. It basically includes any type of landscaping that doesn’t exclusively utilize plants to cover the ground. Popular hardscaping practices you might recognize are rock gardens, stone paths, and stone-based edging around gardens, decks, trees, etc. So it’s safe to say that most hardscaping installations include some form of rocks- either natural or manicured. Let’s take a look at a few popular choices for hardscaping projects. River Rocks and Tumbled Stones River rocks are naturally sourced, often found at either your local quarry or major gardening store. They range in color from grey and off-white to light pinks and browns. Good for full rock …

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Fun Outdoor Activities for the Fall

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The beginning of the fall season is the most favorite time of the year for many people. There are a lot of us who perceive the change of weather as an exhilarating. During the fall season, the air becomes fresh and crisp, creating a calm yet spectacular ambience. What so many of us truly appreciate about fall is the abundance of enjoyable outdoor activities. Not only do we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors, fragrances, and fresh veggies- it is actually wonderfully comfortable to spend a few hours outdoors! Speak of which, Fall Lawn Care Tips offers some excellent advice on how to keep your yard healthy now that the weather is cooling off.  Let’s explore some fantastic autumn …

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Low Maintenance Perennials For Shade

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The great thing about perennial plants is that, once they’re established, they will keep reblooming from one year to the next. Some people enjoy reinventing their garden from one year to the next. But if you prefer consistency with your landscape, perennials are the way to go.  What about a yard with mature trees and large portions of shade? Here in North Texas, it can be tricky to find foliage that’s resistant to heat, occasional drought, and shade.  That’s why we came up with a fantastic list of shade-hardy perennials to adorn your yard with.  Need some help getting your garden project started? Get a free service quote from Frisco Lawn Pros.  Shade Loving Perennials Plants Oxalis, Wood Sorrel: This …

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How to Get Rid of Weeds Without Killing Grass

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Every North Texas homeowner holds their own ideal when it comes to cultivating a picturesque, well-manicured lawn. But in today’s culture, we want our aesthetics and our values to align. This is why we at Frisco Lawn Pros have done some homework about how to obtain- and maintain- a weed-free lawn without killing your grass or overusing harsh chemicals. Do you really know what your options are when it comes to lawn maintenance? You’ll be surprised at how many methods you have to choose from when it comes to keeping your landscape free of weeds without harming your landscape. Click here for a free service estimate. Let’s take a look at some earth-friendly options for prevention and maintenance: Avoiding Weeds Naturally …

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