How to Prevent Fire Ants in Yard

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Fire ants are common lawn pests. They will invade every lawn at one point or another. Newly mated fire ant queens will quickly colonize your yard. Spring and fall are the times of the year when fire ants usually mate and reproduce. Also, new fire ant colonies seek out areas devoid of other colonies.  When …

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Caring for Crape Myrtles: A How-To Guide

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Crape myrtle, a magnificent shrub that originated in China and is also known as loosestrife, is a genus of over 50 tree and shrub cultivars. These plants are extremely diverse. A few being deciduous and some evergreen; their sizes start from barely a foot tall, diminutive variants to towering titans that may reach heights of …

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Fungal Lawn Disease: Large Patch Vs. Brown Patch

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“Lawn disease” is a convenient term that’s used to describe a variety of issues. But it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with so you can apply the most effective treatment. The truth is, fungus may be the biggest culprit of them all when it comes to truly damaging lawn intruders. Sure, there are …

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Lawn Equipment- Best Garden Hoses

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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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Winterizing Your Trees and Shrubs

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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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Ground Cover Plants for Texas

English Ivy

Texas has a variety of plants that creep along the ground, creating a rich carpet of leaves and vines. Many homeowners take advantage of these foliage types when choosing an attractive ground as an alternative to grass. Let’s explore some popular options that do well in our North Texas region. Lantana montevidensis Lantana is a …

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