Save $100 on service from Petty's - Limited Time Only!

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Save $100 on service from Petty's - Limited Time Only!

Choose one of these four services and mention this special offer for $100 off the usual cost:

  • Mosquito treatment
  • Termite prevention
  • Pest control
  • Lawn & shrub treatment

To claim your special offer, call (903)539-4860

Special offer expires August 31, 2018
Cannot be combined with any other sale or discount
Only one $100 special offer per household/address

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It’s time to start thinking about Weed Control in East Texas

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It’s time to start thinking about Weed Control in East Texas

Winter is mostly over and spring is arriving. That means all the plants are preparing for their “time in the sun” and growth spurts. Unfortunately, “all the plants” includes weeds.

The best method of preventing or reducing weed growth is to maintain a thick, healthy lawn and a quarterly weed control program.

 Freshly cut St. Augustine grass.

Freshly cut St. Augustine grass.

Professionals at Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape and Pest Control know effective weed control is all about timing and the combination of products used. Your best bet at keeping unwanted weeds out of your yard requires thinking about weeds before (pre-emergent) and after (post-emergent) you actually spot them in your yard. 

Pre-emergent herbicides control weeds by forming a barrier that prevents the seed from germinating. However, pre-emergent herbicides are not effective against weeds that are already growing.

Lawn maintenance plans from Petty’s often combine fertilization with treatments of insecticide and fungicide. But that’s where it helps to have a team of professionals handling it for you, because not all treatments work for all lawns or all types of weeds.  

A basic understanding of the types of weeds commonly found in turf is very helpful in identification and herbicide selection. Herbicides are often particularly effective on one or more groups. However, it is important to be able to identify specific weeds within a group (down to the genus and species level), because many herbicides only control certain species.

 Dandelion weed.

Dandelion weed.

Only materials recommended for St Augustine grass and Centipede should be used on these lawns, as the turf might be damaged by some chemicals that are safe for Bermuda grass. On the other hand, while insecticide and fungicide treatments are helpful for many lawns, they aren’t very effective for maintaining a healthy lawn if you have Bermuda grass — since it doesn’t have the same types of issues many other grasses do.

In addition, some pre-emergents can't be used on Bermuda grass. And some post-emergents and pre-emergents only work with certain ground temperatures — or they won’t be effective.

 Bermuda grass.

Bermuda grass.

So, in order to know that your lawn is receiving the correct treatments to control weeds, fungi and insects - applied at the correct time and in the correct manner — you need a customized approach to maintaining your lawn.

Petty’s offers quotes for lawn maintenance on a yard-by-yard basis — because what your yard needs isn’t necessarily what your neighbor’s yard needs. And now is the time to start treating for weeds and more.

Contact Petty's Irrigation and Landscape through at pettysirrigationandlandscape.com , or in the office at 14200 Rhones Quarter Rd., Tyler, TX 75707 , or by phone at 1-800-258-9184 .

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Does your home have flooding or drainage issues after heavy rains?

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Does your home have flooding or drainage issues after heavy rains?

Some homes and other buildings may have been built without proper attention to the flow of water when heavier-than-expected rains occur. But even buildings which have previously had perfect drainage and no flooding may develop issues over time. That can happen as the topography of a building’s landscape changes. Perhaps, you’ve made changes to your yard, or yours has been affected as others make changes to their yards “upstream” from your property.

One common reason for flooding at homes from heavy rains is gutters. Those gutters collect the rain which has fallen over your entire roof and funnel it into one location at the bottom of the downspout. If the water has no easy place to flow from there, puddles and flooding can result.

Regardless of the cause, improper drainage (and the flooding which it can produce) may cause serious and costly damage to your foundation and property. It’s worth investing in good drainage to avoid that altogether when you’re building, or as soon as you begin to see an issue develop at an existing property.

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Not only does Petty’s Irrigation & Landscape quickly and effectively solve your drainage problems, but we do it with an eye toward design. Our drainage solutions actually add aesthetic value to your landscape, creating beautiful spaces surrounding your home.

If grading the ground isn’t enough (due to driveways, walkways, retaining walls, etc.), proper drainage can incorporate catch basins, channel drains, french drains, dry creek beds and permeable pavers as needed.

Whether you’re designing a new property, or in need of an immediate solution to an existing problem, Petty’s is here to help.

Call 800-258-9184 or click here today to request a quote for preventing flooding or correcting an issue, and the experienced team at Petty’s will give you the answers you need.

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Home Products Show

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Home Products Show

Come see us!
Home Products Show
Petty’s Irrigation & Landscape
Meet our Landscape Designer, Irrigation Specialist and Pest Control Technician.
Harvey Hall February 24, 25, 26th
Sponsored by Tyler Area Builder’s Association
We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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