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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How to Recover Your Trees and Shrubs from Recent Winter Freeze

hard freeze frozen lawn

The recent freeze our state endured generated a level of weather-related destruction we rarely see here in North Texas. With the power outages, limited water supply, and basic needs barely being met, most of us were left reeling when the storm had finally passed.   As we all began to survey the various types and level …

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Cold Hardy Plants That Look Tropical

Angel's Trumpet Flower

Short, darker days in the cold months of winter can be hard for gardeners. Fortunately, there are many tropical, cold hardy plants to help keep the winter blues at bay. By incorporating these into your garden, you can create the tropical vibe year round. You may be surprised at how many options you have: Banana …

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Urban Soil vs. Forest Soil

soil

Urban and forest soil types are different in many ways, namely due to the climate and surrounding vegetation. This is why you’ll notice certain plants and grasses thriving “in the wild,” and yet your best efforts to grown them in your own yard may fail miserably. It’s not necessarily your fault! Even with the use …

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Mulching and Pulling Weeds in Fall

garden mulch

Mulching and pulling weeds in fall is an important component of year-round lawn care. Fall lasts from September 21st, the autumnal equinox, to December 21st, the winter solstice. What does that have to do with lawn care? Well, it means fall is the season when nature herself begins to slow down. That includes every living …

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How to Care for Outdoor Succulents in Texas

succulents caring for guide

The beautiful thing about succulents is that they’re extremely hardy, and therefore easy to maintain. Most succulents thrive in warm, dry climates, due to their ability to store water. However, if you live in a region that is prone to occasional frosts, such a North Texas, you may want to keep them in a container. …

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How to Install Landscape Fabric Under Rocks

rock garden

If you are looking to smarten up your landscape, flower bed, or garden in general, adding decorative rocks is both attractive and useful. They can enhance the aesthetic of your yard, and can sometimes even be used as mulch. When it comes to rock-based landscaping, it’s beneficial to apply a fabric bed- known as landscaping …

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Fall Fertilizer and Overseeding Techniques

weed and feed

Overseeding your lawn can improve the quality and health of your grass and soil.  It’s one of the most effective things you can do. Another important component is keeping up a regular fertilization schedule that works with your grass type. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping your lawn lush and healthy with …

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