Archive for the ‘Alan’s Answers’ Category

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 […]

Diatomaceous Earth: Does this work on Fleas?

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Question:  Does diatomaceous earth kill fleas and is it safe for humans?  
Great question, and timely too!  Diatomaceous Earth, often referred as “DE” is an off white talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. When sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton (such as bed bugs, ants or fleas) it gets […]

Alan’s Answers: Ants, Bugs and Fire Ants After the Rain

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Fire ants after the rain are expected. New Braunfels Feed & Supply offers several good products to choose from like Acephate “Surrender” #1 can.
So get the sprayer out and use the commercial Demon W all bug killer, spray the area around your foundation all the way around the house and windows. This insecticide will do […]

Winter Gardening In South Texas

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

South Texas Winter Gardening Tips:

Use a winter Fertilizer high in phosphorus, it will help prepare your plants for next year.
Test your soil to see what nutrients your garden is in need of.
Make sure your lawn is getting 1″ of water every 14-21 days.
Mulching is a great way to protect plants and keep them hydrated.  Don’t pile the […]

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