Buchanan’s Native Plants provides the best organic and natural plant care products available. When we can, we like to offer products made right here in Texas. We believe in the basic principle of organic gardening: “Keep your soil happy.” Our products work to help you have healthier, stronger plants with organically enriched, well-draining “happy” soil.
Here are some of the products you might find helpful now:
Cool Season Grass
Fescue Grass Seed
Fescue is a perennial grass that can handle shadier spots, but not complete shade, in the lawn that the St. Augustine won’t grow. Fescue is very cold tolerant and will take the summer heat as well. It is also very drought tolerant and can handle foot traffic well. This cool season grass should be planted when day time temperatures range between 60 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Revitalize Your Lawn
For those who are wanting to quickly fill in the bare spots in your lawn you may consider over seeding with Annual Rye. Broadcast 10 lbs of Rye seed for every 1000 Sq Ft. Remember, do not put down any pre-emergence when putting down Rye, wait until it starts to germinate. Wait for day time temperatures to be no higher than 75 degrees before seeding Rye.
Brown Patch Control
Keep Your Yard Beautiful
DO NOT try to fertilize or water away the problem. Brown Patch loves fertilizer and water. Make sure you only water when the top couple inches of soil are dry. To treat Brown Patch you can use either Revitalize (Liquid) or MicroGro (Granule).
Strengthen Your Lawn
Using a fertilizer will help strengthen and fill in your lawn before winter. We are recommend using Micro Life Brown Patch. This organic fertilizer will not only feed your lawn, but help prevent any diseases that occur in cooler temperatures. This can be applied around the end of September through November.
Stop Weeds Before They Appear
If you have problems with weeds, keep them well mowed. A healthy, organic lawn will choke out weeds. Apply spreadable corn gluten, or liquid, in late October or early November as a pre-emergent herbicide, this will help keep seeds from germinating.