Brawley Farms Homeowners Association -
Landscape Tips
Water your lawn on a regular basis. Watering regularly not only helps your lawn but also keeps the unstable Texas soil moist, which protects your homes foundation from severe ground movement that results from dry soil.
Water in the early morning. This allows efficient watering yet allows your lawn to dry out, preventing mold and lawn diseases. A Schedule of 10-15 minutes per zone (fixed spray heads) and 20-30 minutes per zone (rotary heads), 3 times a week is usually sufficient in the Summer months. Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
Fertilize with a pre-emergent, such as Halts, in the early Spring (February) to eliminate any early weeds.
Use a weed control fertilizer in the late Spring (April) to attack any weeds that may have emerged.
A bug control fertilizer in the early Summer (June) will prevent grubs and other bugs from destroying your lawn.
Use a general fertlizer toward the middle of the Summer (August) to give your lawn that extra boost.
Apply a winterizer in the late fall (October) to help control weeds and give your lawn protection for the winter. This will give your lawn an early boost in the Spring as well.
If not done in the Fall, trim your lawn close to the ground in the early Spring to eliminate dead thatch.
Mow your lawn high in the hottest part of the Summer. (July/August) This will allow the lawn to shade itself resulting in less water useage and a greener lawn.
Keep your lawn mowed during the Spring and Summer months. Most lawns in this area require a mowing on a weekly basis, sometimes more frequent than that. Height is discretionary, some home owners like their lawns short, some longer. The difference between a mowed lawn and an un-mowed lawn is obvious, a height over 4-6 inches is usually unsightly and will not be considered within code.
Overseeded winter lawns will need to follow this guidline year round.
Trimming / Edging
Trim/Edge your lawn and landscape items regularly. It is expected that all sidewalks and drives are to be edged. Most burmuda lawns begin to look shabby after about two weeks as they tend to crawl onto sidewalks and drives. Other grasses may require edging at different schedules.
Trim your lawn as it meets up to walls, fences, trees and other areas that your mower can not get to. This usually requires attention every time you mow in order to look its best.
Trim your bushes, hedges, trees and other landscape items regularly. These items all grow at different rates throughout the year. Use common discretion to judge when these items need attention.
Keep your lawn and shrub/flower beds free of weeds and spreading grasses. Pull any weeds and grasses that may emerge throughout the year. A regular schedule of fertlization will prevent most weeds, however nothing will get them all. They are annoying and ugly, lets keep them out of our neighborhood.
Clean up
Keep your property clean. Make sure to sweep up or blow all grass clippings, leaves, garbage etc. after you mow. No one likes to see grass covered sidewalks nor do they want it blowing onto their property. Pick up any garbage that occasionally lands on your property. This includes the street in front of your home, if everyone pitches in and takes care of their small part, it will be easy work for us all.
Trash Bins
Keep your trash bins out of the street except on trash day. Please place your bin on the street the night before and remove it the evening after pick-up. Trash bins should not be viewable from the street when put away, place them either in the garage, behind a fence or wing wall out of sight.