Low Maintenance Shrubs for Texas

Low Maintenance Shrubs for Texas

Versatile, well-mannered and low maintenance are good words to describe the latest generation of shrubs that are showing up in garden centers. These varieties offer extended bloom times and they are suited for both containers and in-ground flower beds. Shrubs are a great way to add some texture and dimension to your landscape. Let’s take a look at a few varieties that will add beauty […]

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How To Deal With Drainage Problems In The Garden

Poor drainage can drown your flowers and affect your garden plants. Improve the drainage situation to prevent creating hazards and destroying your plants. The following steps help you transform the poorly drained area into an amazing looking garden.   Gardening in wet areas has drawbacks, but it offers great possibilities. Having an extremely damp area in your property poses problems to your gardening venture. Turn the […]

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Simple Pool Landscaping Ideas

Simple Pool Landscaping Ideas

In the sizzling days of summer, one of the most common ways to overcome the heat is to dive into the swimming pool, if you are fortunate enough to have one. However, the majority of pool owners aren’t only using the pool as a spot to cool down and wind down. They are also using it as the centerpiece of their backyard landscape plan. To […]

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How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Summer

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Summer

Crabgrass is an invasive plant that competes with your established turf for water, nutrients, and ground coverage. When it’s left untreated, it can overtake your lawn in the most obnoxious manner. This species gets its name from the tendrils that reach out from the center of the patch, like crab legs, allowing it to slowly take over your yard. Who wants that?? More info about […]

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Keep Spiders Away With These Plants

Keep Spiders Away With These Plants

Spiders are known as one of the beneficial insects that can keep many pests under control. While some of us keep it as a pet and consider it as helpful, there are some individuals who hate it. These people generally have a “spider trauma” or arachnophobia. People who suffer from these conditions commonly look for a way to kill or to prevent them from entering […]

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The Different Types of Leaf Blowers

The Different Types of Leaf Blowers

If you have looked at the leaf blowers market recently, you know that there are hand-held, backpack and leaf blowers on wheels that you can choose from. What type of leaf blower should you buy? The answer to this question depends primarily on two factors: How many leaves to blow The speed with which you want to complete the task If you have a large […]

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New Sod Watering Tips

New Sod Watering Tips

How Much to Water Water is essential to all life…too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true of the grass in our lawns. Water makes up 70% to 80% of the weight of our lawn grasses and the clippings alone are nearly 90% water. While most people are concerned about not watering their lawns enough. Following these new […]

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Top Herbicides For Effective Weed Prevention

Top Herbicides For Effective Weed Prevention

Summer has arrived and everything is thriving! Unfortunately, that includes the intrusive plant life you didn’t exactly invite to inhabit your lawn.  With so many herbicides on the market, you don’t want to waste your money on the wrong product. Effective treatment depends on the type of weed and how mature it is.  Fortunately, we’ve done some homework to save you time and money. Would […]

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How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy and Hydrated in the Summertime

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy and Hydrated in the Summertime

Sometimes I’m amazed at how thirsty I don’t even know I am. Have you ever gotten a hold of an ice cold glass or bottle of water, taken a chug, and had your body say, “YES! I need more”-?  There are few things more refreshing than realizing you’re thirsty- and then hydrating. This is true for our lawns and gardens as well, but watering in […]

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Colorful Potted Plants for Shaded Porches

Colorful Potted Plants for Shaded Porches

Potted plants and hanging baskets make a colorful addition to your porch and backyard deck. But these shady spots are only ideal for the foliage that will prosper in environments with little to no direct sunlight. We’ve picked out a few brightly colored favorites, whose growth patterns and shade tolerance are ideal for containers in canopied areas. Trailing Snapdragon This beauty happily blooms year-round, but […]

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