Fort Worth, Texas was an old cow town that became one of the most progressive cities in Texas. It went from a devastated town of less than 200 inhabitants after the Civil War to almost 900,000. For a time, it was the fastest growing city in the United States. How did Fort Worth begin to recover from deprivation and suffering to become the modern, industrialized city that it is today?
A general named Worth first established it in the form of a fort to protect the area from Native American attacks. It was later named for him. It was close to the Chisholm Trail, which was used for herding cattle to market. In '53, the army went to other forts, and the settlers moved in to take their place. The town began to grow, but the disastrous war that followed put a stop to that.
When Texas left the Union to become part of the Confederacy, the state could not have known what the results would be. The south suffered severe deprivation due to a blockade. Because of this and the destruction involved in both the war and the turbulent Reconstruction period, schools and businesses closed and the population dropped to virtually nothing. Money and food were in scarce supply, and it looked like Fort Worth was finished. It wasn't, though. After the war, the people were determined to rebuild, and they did.
In the 1870s, the population reached around 500, and the town was officially incorporated. In the following years, the inhabitants built a line for the Texas and Pacific Railway, ending what was a depression period for Fort Worth. This immediately jump-started its growth as more and more settlers came to Texas over these lines. The town was a big part of the wild west culture and became home to gambling dens, bars and other standard amenities of the west. With incorporation came still more substantial businesses and industries, and Fort Worth was well established as a large city when World War I began.
During the war, Camp Bowie was set up by the military to train recruits. Three airfields were also built there. Camp Bowie became a demobilization center at the end of the war. Then Fort Worth found oil. The oil boom brought vast numbers of people to the city. The population began to establish tourist attractions and plant trees and other greenery to make the city more appealing.
Fort Worth is now home to museums, various centers of education and tourist attractions as well. These include a water garden, a zoo, and a botanical garden. There are also still rodeos. It seems that not everything about the Wild West has gone out of style.
Still, Fort Worth has made every attempt to become a modern, beautiful city. One aspect of this has been its focus on environmental concerns, particularly regarding pollution. Fort Worth is ahead of Dallas and many other cities in Texas in its efforts for environmental improvement and care. The population has shown this care and concern in various ways, but one thing any population of any city can do is to plant lawns.
These not only improve the environment but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of Fort Worth. There are several types of lawns that work well in the city, but many may be plagued by unsightly weeds that can be difficult to get rid of. What are some types of weeds that you should look out for?
There are three main categories into which weeds are usually grouped. These are broadleaf weeds, grassy weeds and what are called sedges. The only name that is not self-explanatory is sedges, so what is a sedge?
Some sedges look very similar to grass and are easily mistaken as such. They vary from grassy weeds mainly in the shape of the stem, which is often triangular rather than round or flat, and in that it spreads through tubers.
Weeds can destroy a lawn. Sometimes they look very innocent, like the seemingly harmless dandelion. Dandelions are beautiful. They have round yellow flowers that are 'fluffy' in appearance. They are a great favorite to children when the white fluffy seed heads come. They can be blown off and spread by a breath of air. It is in the broadleaf category. The main problem is the fact that they are perennials that never die. They steal nutrients and water from a lawn while the taproot will not permit it to be killed. It is best to get a spray or professional weed removal services to remove these from a lawn.
Goosegrass is an annual grass weed that grows low and blocks grass on the surface. It will compete with your grass, and if it is not dealt with, it may grow as high as two feet It is self-propagating with seeds that germinate later than most grass. This makes pre-emergence weed killers ineffective.
Purple nutsedge is a perennial segde. It is one of the most difficult to control and to get rid of. It has little spikes of various-colored flowers. The weed underground from tubers, which makes it much more difficult to kill it off.
All of these can be very frustrating for the typical person trying to enhance Fort Worth greenery. Weeds can make a once-beautiful lawn quite unsightly, or they can choke it out altogether. Because they are so stubborn, it can be best to get professional weed removal services. Besides, most people just frankly consider weeding a hated chore.
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