Best Native Texas Shrubs For Your Landscape

Best Native Texas Shrubs For Your Landscape

Native Texas Shrubs for Your Landscape from Ryno Lawn Care Best Native Shrubs and Trees for Texas Texas is vast and large everywhere you look. As far as the eye can see, you have vegetation, land, wildlife and some of the harshest weather around.   The native plants are perfect examples how to survive in the harsh Texas environment.  The sizes range from dwarf plants to medium […]

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5 Trees To Avoid Around Your Pool

5 Trees To Avoid Around Your Pool

Excess Pool Debris and Root Problems Having nice shade trees around a swimming pool can make your landscape stand out, however you must choose your plants and trees carefully. Excess pool debris can derive from trees with lots of ‘leaf litter’, excessive pollen, berries or budding debris can cause extra work for you and your pool filter. In addition trees with large root systems can damage pool […]

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How to Get Rid of Nutsedge / Nutgrass

How to Get Rid of Nutsedge / Nutgrass

What is Nutsedge? Nutsedge or nutgrass is technically not a grass, but it looks like one, only it grows faster than regular turf grass and sticks up like a bladed yellow weed. It can pop up both in garden beds and in the lawn. Nutsedge has a triangular stem and roots contain small bulbs or tubers that make fighting nutsedge very difficult. How Nutsedge Spreads Under optimum […]

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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Flower Beds

How to Get Rid of Weeds in Flower Beds

There are Two Types of Weeds. The first type produces large quantities of seeds, however these weeds are easy to pull or hoe, but new ones keep appearing. The second type is harder to kill, often because these weeds have persistent underground roots or other parts that can sprout into new plants. And then you have the dandelion, which combines the traits of both types. When weeding, […]

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How to Care For St. Augustine Grass

How to Care For St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine Maintenance and Care St. Augustine grass is medium to dark green and coarse grass, additionally it has a low, dense growth habit. It grows well in nearly all soil types and tolerates shade, heat, salt and is drought tolerant. It does not tolerate waterlogged soils or extended periods of cold weather. Proper care for St. Augustine grass forms a dense cover that handles light traffic and […]

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How to Prune Ornamental Grasses

How to Prune Ornamental Grasses

Pruning Ornamental Grasses Ornamental grasses add texture, color and interest to the garden landscape. Pruning ornamental grasses provide year round beauty, with delicate green shoots in spring, mature foliage and flowers or seed heads in summer, muted colors in the fall as well as frosted spikes in the winter. Many varieties of ornamental grasses are drought resistant. Grasses are easy to care for, requiring little maintenance beyond […]

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Desert Style Landscaping for Your Yard

Desert Style Landscaping for Your Yard

Where to begin your project? The biggest question would be, where do you live? If you live in an arid region where lush lawns are simply not possible, consider desert style landscaping ideas with materials and plant life that work with your natural surroundings. Some parts of the country get more water than is needed to sustain some desert plants, such as Cacti and Agave.  So it […]

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Installing Plastic Landscape Edging

It is as Simple as a Line For landscaping it is import to know that well-defined clean, smooth lines provides a finished look and a sense of clarity to an area. In gardening, landscape edging provides a razor-sharp edge serves as a guide a well planned garden bed. Such meticulous attention to detail doesn’t require a lot of work.  Want to see some cool edging ideas? Method […]

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Top 5 Blue Salvia Varieties

Top 5 Blue Salvia Varieties

1. Salvia Uliginosa Clear sky blue flowers atop long stalks define this RHS Award of Garden Merit winning blue salvia. Salvia uliginosa is one of the few salvias that like moist soils (it is known as the bog sage) but it also performs well in dry soils. This blue salvia spreads via stolons into a nice mass filling your garden space or giving you plenty […]

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Landscaping with Rocks Instead of Mulch

Landscaping with Rocks Instead of Mulch

Using rocks for landscaping can be very beneficial. Landscaping with rocks brings a permanent solution rather than the use of mulch which decomposes over time. While both of these types of landscaping have their unique pros and cons, choosing rock landscaping over mulching offers more benefits in the long term. Benefits of Landscaping with Rocks On one hand, rock landscaping involves the use of inorganic materials […]

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