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Notable American Christmases

3 Notable American Christmases At Top Choice, we love America. Sure, we are flawed. Who isn’t? We have our ignominious moments. Who doesn’t? I know I do. But, despite those moments, we have some incredible, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, heart warming, human moments. Here are three that occurred on Christmas or Christmas Eve. As a side note, […]

Central Texas Winter Cut Back

Central Texas Winter Cut Back How can you be successful in your Texas winter cut back? A little work in mid-late winter will result in a more beautiful and healthy landscape for the rest of the year. Each yard is different, in fact each yard can have its own microclimate where plants should be treated […]

How Does Military Experience Help with Small Business?

How Does Military Experience Help with Small Business? All I can do is write to my own experience – limited – personal – growing – ever-changing. I understand myself better and differently each year. But I have this conversation pretty regularly, so I thought I would consolidate my thoughts to maybe help someone in the […]

Nolan’s 2020 Book Recommendations

2020 Book Recommendations  Want some 2020 book recommendations? For you? For a gift? I read a lot…actually my wife likes to remind me that I listen a lot. Perhaps the best word is consume. I consume a lot of books – some via the physical page and a lot via the audible app. I love […]

Drunk Birds?! Intoxicating Berries in Texas.

Drunk Birds?! Why is this bird acting so strange? Believe it or not, animals – and especially birds – can get drunk on berries. Occasionally, with the right seasonal conditions, berries will ferment. This generally occurs after a freeze. When a hungry bird runs into a fermented berry, they make friends and odd things can […]

How to Grow a Cactus in Central Texas

I want to grow a cactus…but how? The first thing to know if you want to grow a cactus in central Texas: Don’t over think it.  Cacti are awesome. They take care of themselves and they look cool. Best of all – they are easy to grow.  Step 1 – find a cactus you like.  […]

Tree Removal

Tree removal We love trees, but sometimes the best thing for a landscape is a tree removal. One of my personal pet peeves is when new neighborhoods require 2, 3 or even 4 trees installed in a yard that should really only have one tree. It is short sighted. Why would you remove a tree? […]

How to Winterize your Texas Irrigation System

How to winterize your Texas Irrigation System Why do we winterize? We want to take care of our irrigation system. Often times there are breaks in our systems after a long hard winter. Everyone knows that water expands when it freezes – we need to take this into consideration when we are preparing for the […]

Why are there mushrooms in my yard?

Why are there mushrooms in my yard?! A could times a year we hear the question, “Why are there mushrooms in my yard? Should I be worried? Should we treat them?”. Sometimes mushrooms show up in the turf and sometimes they are in beds. What does this mean and what should I do about it?  […]

7 Landscaping Ideas for your small backyard

  No matter how small your backyard may be, there are plenty of ways to create the perfect outdoor oasis at home with some backyard landscaping. A small plot doesn’t necessarily mean that the landscaping options are limited! There are plenty of landscaping designs and gardening fixes that you can do on your own or […]

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