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Alan’s Answers: How to Start Raising Chickens

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Wondering How to Start Raising Chickens? Poultry breeds come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Families interested in eggs or meat typically choose chickens. But show birds, game birds, waterfowl and turkeys are becoming increasingly popular for people who simply enjoy watching colorful, unique birds in their backyards.
If you’re looking to get fresh […]

Fall Fertilizing & Lawn Care

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The timeline to apply fall pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn is the beginning of September through mid to late October. There are three criteria that must be met for seeds to germinate:
Correct moisture
Correct temperature
A good location (soil)
When these conditions are met, the seed will sprout and you will have weeds.
New Braunfels Feed and Supply offers […]

When is the Best Time to Plant Fall Grass?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Fall Grass
Fall is an important transition time for our yards and pastures as we start preparing for the cold winter months ahead. One way to start winterizing your yard is planting annual cool season Fall Grass seeds.
Start planting your cool season grass seeds when the fall temperatures reach 75° and are dropping.  In Texas, temperatures may not […]

How to Control Fungus on Lawns

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Lawn fungus, such as Brown Patch Disease, is one by-product of too much moisture combined with warmer weather.  To avoid disaster especially with new Spring lawn growth, Texas A & M Agri-Life Extension recommends a consistent application of a fungicide to your lawn, particularly if your lawn is showing symptoms of on-set disease.
New Braunfels Feed & Supply recommends […]

Combat Fleas and Ticks

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Warmer weather is headed our way and fleas and ticks are ready to strike. It’s helpful to know what makes these pests “tick.” They can live just about anywhere, but crave the cozy haven of your pet’s furry coat. A simple walk around the neighborhood with your pet can draw these tiny fiends indoors. Statistically, fleas […]