TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
July 2, 2005
Apply new, long term grub control products if you find them eating at St. Augustine roots.
- Remove spent crape myrtle flower heads to encourage more blooming.
- As vegetable beds become vacant, till and cover with a black plastic cover to control weeds and nematodes until fall planting.
- Maintain mulch over the root system of young trees to increase growth rate by up to 50%.
- In the heat of the summer, Bermuda, Buffalo and some zoysia grasses naturally become dormant until fall.