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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Urban Soil vs. Forest Soil

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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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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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6 Lawn Issues Texas Homeowners Face Every Single Year

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If you’re a Texas homeowner, you know how tricky it can be to keep your lawn looking its best. In this article, we’ll go over some of the issues and challenges that Texas homeowners face with their lawns and what you can do to address them. 1. You need to fertilize your lawn all year …

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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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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 …

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Ground Cover Plants for Texas

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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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Planting Grass Seed in Summer

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Finally, the season of sun and sand has arrived. With family vacations and weekend road trips, summer can be a busy time. Yet we think it’s important to take it easy once in awhile, enjoying the warmth and greenery of your own backyard. Did you know there are several breeds of grass you can successfully …

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