Weed Prevention for Spring

Weed Prevention for Spring

Weed Prevention for Spring
Spring weeds are working hard to rob your trees and shrubs of water, nutrients, and, ultimately, their health. That is why First Response Lawn Care has structured our  weed control service to ensure that you have protection in every month of the year. Our experienced weed control specialists follow a plan that is tailored to the Texas climate including early season weed prevention, Spring weed control and prevention, plus Summer weed control and
Fall weed preparation.

At First Response Lawn Care, we work hard to monitor for weeds and keep your lawn safe so that you don’t have to. You deserve to spend your nights, weekends, and extra time with family and friends, and not tackling your weed woes!

Let First Response Lawn Care’s year-round care beat weeds at the source and keep them at bay before they have a chance to spring up. If you want total control against weeds in every season, we can help. Protect your landscape and let our trained technicians beat the issue for you.


By combining our 7 step program with good mowing and watering practices, your lawn should stay thick, healthy and green all year long.

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Fire Ant Season is Here

Fire Ant Season is Here

Protect your family, pets and guests from bites and stings.

With warmer weather here, fire ants are busy building their mounds, and homeowners are just as busy trying to get rid of them. The bad news is that most homemade remedies like cornmeal, cayenne pepper and the like, just do not work. The good news is that First Response Lawn Care has an effective remedy to rid you of the pesky Fire Ant army.

Fire ants are known for being far more aggressive than other species of ants. They have even been known to attack and kill small animals that they consider a threat. Fire ant colonies cause turf damage and can seriously disturb your lawn’s ecosystem.

When a fire ant nest mound is disturbed, an immediate, orchestrated assault is triggered within the colony. The fire ants emerge from the colony mound to swarm your legs and start biting. Fire ant bites are only the first step in how fire ants attack. They clamp their barbed mandibles into your skin, then they bite, and then they bend their abdomens into a stinging position: fire ants drive their stingers repeatedly, injecting a venomous brew of alkaloids and proteins. Each sting from these pests feels like a hot spark and usually requires first aid. Fire ant stings are particularly dangerous for people with allergies, who may experience anaphylactic shock.

Our professional fire ant control experts at First Response Lawn Care respond to fire ant infestations with quick and effective season-long fire ant treatments, making it easy for you to take back your yard from this invasive and dangerous pest.

First Response Lawn Care provides comprehensive fire ant control services your lawn needs, with proven fire ant treatment designed to rid your turf and soil of a fire ant infestation. Take back your yard from these stinging pests and have fun enjoying your lawn

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Get Mosquito Control Before They Get You

Get Mosquito Control Before They Get You

The City of Rockwall and surrounding Cities are encouraging residents to take proactive steps during the summer months to help protect against mosquito-borne illness. Check out our mosquito control and abatement services! We can help you mitigate the risks of blood-borne infections for you and your loved ones this season.

Mosquitoes are worst especially at dusk and dawn, and they can spread illnesses such as West Nile virus and Zika.

Here are a few ways to reduce exposure:

  • Use an approved insect repellent every time you go outside and follow the instructions on the label. Approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Currently, no confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus have been found within the City of Rockwall but, it still remains one of the biggest threats after a warmer and wetter than usual winter like we have had this past season.

For additional information on West Nile Virus, visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm

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Tune Up Your Sprinklers in Spring

Tune Up Your Sprinklers in Spring

This is when it’s time to turn irrigation systems back on for the spring. But taking the right steps is crucial to ensure pipes or other irrigation components aren’t damaged. Our irrigation services are second to none.

First, we’ll open the system’s main water valve slowly to allow the pipes to fill with water gradually. If it opens too quickly, it subjects sprinkler main lines to high-pressure surges and uncontrolled water flow, which can cause cracking, since the system is likely empty from months of non-use in the Winter.

Next, verify each station or zone is operating properly by manually activating each zone from the controller and walking through them making sure sprinkler heads are rotating properly and providing adequate coverage and that there aren’t any leaks. As we go through each zone, adjust heads as needed and clean the filters on poorly performing sprinklers looking for proper operating pressure because that can clue us in on system problems. For instance, low pressure can indicate a line break or missing sprinkler.

Then, reprogram the controller for automatic watering as necessary and take care of any controller needs, such as replacing the backup battery. If the system has a weather sensor, you’ll need to uncover and clean that as well and check the backflow preventer to ensure it’s working properly.

Irrigation Systems Need A Professional Eye

As First Response Lawn Care goes through its spring sprinkler maintenance jobs, we usually find that 40 to 55 percent of them have an issue we can fix to make the system work better, such as having sprinkler heads adjusted or moved or detect leaks or valve adjustments that may be needed. Generally, it’s best to let us start the system up for the first time for you to prevent any additional damage. This is the best time to get your system inspected for any problems this season.

Having a pro maintain your landscape irrigation system is crucial to avoid any problems, such as wasted water, inadequate watering, and flooding. Take care of your landscape investment this spring with a water-efficient system that provides years of trouble-free operation.

If you want a healthy, lush lawn this year, let’s get started! Call the Irrigation experts at First Response today at (214) 701-7622!

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Spring Lawn Aeration

Spring Lawn Aeration


If you are struggling to keep your lawn healthy, First Response Lawn Care lawn aeration service may be able to help.

Lawn aeration is important if you want your yard to look healthy and green. When your lawn is aerated, it allows the roots of the grass to go deeper in the ground and helps spread the seed better.

Our lawn aeration service in Fate TX and surrounding areas is just a phone call away at (214) 701-7622

A remedy for soil compaction

When you mow or simply walk on your yard, you compact the soil. This makes it impossible for the roots to grow deep. That means your yard is more likely to be torn up by rain and erosion or everyday use. Over time, soil compaction seals the top layers of the soil and creating run off of the irrigation water rather than allowing it to soak down into the roots of your lawn.

Aeration service breaks up the topsoil making it softer. This allows the roots of your grass to become deeper and stronger.

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