The Plant Hormone Auxin

The Plant Hormone Auxin Did you know that plants have hormones too? Plant’s hormones control their growth, reactions and even their movement. Perhaps the most interesting and widely studied plant hormone is Auxin. Auxin was discovered in the 1930s by Charles Darwin. In 1880 his book “The Power of Movement in Plants” describes the effect […]

No Fail Drought Tolerant Plants for Low Water Gardens

No Fail Drought Tolerant Plants for Low Water Gardens: Let’s welcome in the New Year with some water wise plants. As an Austinite we know the importance of water conservation, especially during the Summer. Try conserving water year-round with these lush drought tolerant plants for a water friendly garden! Yarrow (Achillea) Zones 3-8 This drought […]

Kola Nut – The Origin of Soda

Here is a short work from the one and only Ally. She put this together a while back for a project and we thought that some interested soul out there would enjoy it. Here you go… Short: Did you know Coca-cola was originally made from a nut? In fact, all forms of cola originate from […]

Perennials vs. Annuals: A Top Choice New Year Showdown

The new year is fast approaching, and one thing is on everyone’s mind: “how can I make my yard look tip-top this 2019″… Okay, maybe that’s not the one thing on your mind, but it’s a nice goal that doesn’t involve giving up donuts or getting a personal trainer. Here’s some tips and advice to […]

Why Trees Shed their Leaves

Why do Trees Shed their Leaves? When I was little, my mom and I got into an argument because I was convinced it was fall. Our yard in central Austin had a number of large live oak trees that shed their leaves in the spring. Naturally, it made sense to me that “when the leaves […]

Simon – A 64 Year Old Legend

This week Simon turned 64 years old. He has worked at Top Choice Lawn Care for over 5 years.  He works just as hard or harder than the next guy. Mowing for 10 hours straight in 100+ degree weather is exhausting, draining, a feat-of-endurance. He often mows 30+ yards in a day.  During the early winter, […]

Crazy Sweaters

These are some of my favorites from a quick google search. 

Some Recent Work

This last little video is from our office. We have an old picture of Pancho Villa and we put Tom in for fun. 

Fall…Autumn…Football Season

Friends, Foes, Fellow Countrymen (and Women), Officially, fall is upon us.  Equinox For a little while in my younger days, I actually took Latin as my foreign language. I am not really sure Latin can be called a foreign language as much as a “dead” language, but that is beside the point. Where did the […]

Nature – Spend Time Outside

Do you go fly fishing to catch fish or so you can go fly fishing? -From Max Anderson Why do we like fishing or camping or parks or back yard grill outs? Why do we like trees and vines and bird feeders? One answer: they are actually good for us. Sometimes we just need to […]

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