Plants that Stay Green in Winter

poinsettia

Here in America, the winter color palettes are heavily influenced by shades we commonly associate with Christmas- red, green, and white. And so, the season’s most popular plants tend to follow suit. …Or is it the other way around? Did winter get its color assignment based on what nature herself provides most abundantly? We’ll let …

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Lawn and Garden Ornaments: Fun Outdoor Decorations for Any Season

garden sprite

Decorating your garden with tasteful ornaments is a fantastic way to enhance your foliage, and to keep your garden colorful every season of the year. We’re all familiar with the classic garden gnomes, bird feeders, wind chimes, and those gaudy pink flamingos. But what about a more modern touch of flare for your foliage? We …

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Lawn Equipment- Best Garden Hoses

garden hose

Let’s face it: garden hoses are not exactly a riveting topic. But even if you do have a professional tending to most of your lawn and landscaping needs, owning (at least) one hose is still necessary. The old adage goes,”anything worth doing is worth doing right.” In that spirit, we’ve done some research for you, …

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Beautiful Christmas Decor For Outdoors

holiday decorations outside

Some might say the term “magical” is a bit overused when it comes to holiday decorating. But with the warmth and color of all the lights, wreaths, and other adornments, is there really a more accurate word? Even the grinchiest among us has to admit that the sights and sounds of the holidays can stir …

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How to Put Christmas Lights on a Large Outdoor Tree

Lights on tree outdoors

Christmas is more than just a celebration of family, friends, faith, and giving. For most of us here in the States, it’s a season during which we give ourselves permission to decorate anything and everything with lights, colors, images, and sounds that bring us joy. Rolling through a nice neighborhood in the evening to behold …

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Landscaping Ideas on a Budget: Hardscapes

brick and stone walkway with river rocks

We Texans really do love our land. Even in metropolitan regions like the D/FW metroplex, we appreciate having the space to cultivate beautiful yards and verdant gardens. However, there’s been some talk in recent years about how sustainable an expanse of luscious lawn actually is.  For those who are dedicated to maintaining a carpet of …

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Winterizing Your Trees and Shrubs

Mulch Around Sapling

As winter draws near, any attentive gardener knows this shift comes along with specific measures to be taken in the interest of maintaining the health of one’s plants- both large and small. On one hand, nature has successfully withstood the seasonal changes, without any help from us humans, for millenia. Yet on the other hand, …

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Riding Mowers, Lawn Tractors, and Garden Tractors

Garden Tractor

Whether it’s a commercial or residential setting, anyone in charge of caring for a sizable lawn knows they joy and convenience of using a machine you can ride rather than push. While this method may require more fuel, it certainly cuts back on time, energy, and back pain (literally!) A seasoned landscaper will know that …

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Fall Lawn Pests- 5 Common Bugs to Beware Of

Caterpillar

Every season brings a unique variety of life to your lawn and garden. Some are a welcome sight, such fall annuals, brightly autumn foliage, and the flickering dance of fireflies in the twilight. But then there are the others, which we’d rather do without altogether. Anything that harms your landscape or compromises the health of …

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Best Practice for Addressing and Preventing Lawn Disease

Dry Patch

While fungus, mold, and other microbes are present in even the healthiest of yards, an excess can cause damaging and unsightly lawn disease. Fortunately, there are some fairly easy was to address and prevent this issue.  Many measure we are suggesting for lawn disease prevention are simply good practice for lawn and landscape maintenance. Ryno …

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