A Few Tree Recommendations

Monterrey Oak Also known as Mexican White Oak.  This is a great shade tree, and very easy to grow and maintain.  Technically a native tree, but only found in landscapes in our part of Texas.  It is a relatively fast growing oak, typically growing 1-2 feet per year with little care, but sometimes grow 3-4 […]

Cactus (->) Cacti, Discus (no ->) Disci…(English is weird).

Cacti are cool…as long as you don’t get speared by one. Actually, the little sliver things (glochids) are sometime worse than the daggers (spines). Also, since we are talking central Texas, have you ever tried to eat one of the pears (technically called “tunas”-how funny is that?)? I have eaten them several times. They are […]

Great website for plant knowledge…

While we have our own plant google in house (Andrew), we are always looking for good information – for our own edification and also to share with our customers. We have collected a lot of sites that we reference or disseminate and this is a great one. http://www.plantanswers.com/   One of the great things about […]

Aggie Football – UCLA

Recap of the Texas A&M vs UCLA Game 2017 In 1979 The Charlie Daniels’ Band released The Devil Went Down to Georgia on the Epic label. The song is about the Devil’s failed attempt to “steal” a young man’s soul through a fiddle- playing contest that involved enticing the young man’s participation using a worldly prize. […]

Aggie Football – Because…Gary

Friends, As many of you know, we have the fortune of having the honorable Gary Hunt working at Top Choice. Gary is retired, but still spends quite a bit of time around here because he believes in the business and likes the people. We are appreciative. If you haven’t yet spoken to him on the […]

Tree Ideas – More to come soon.

I love trees so I will probably write up a few more quick and simple posts similar to this in the near future. Expect some more well thought out ideas and descriptions that are more localized to follow. In the mean time, here is an article from a Garden Design magazine that I get frequent […]

ATX Locals

As we have stated many times before, we are locals and have been for a long time. I was actually born and raised right here in Austin. I lived in Allendale back when you could get a house for 100k. My back yard was the park where they filmed Dazed and Confused. Matthew McConaughey has […]

How to survive the Austin Heat

Here is a bit from a funny (but useful) article about surviving the Austin heat. My car literally couldn’t keep up today and cool down while on Mopac… If this is your first summer in Austin (and with more than 100 of you moving here every day, there is a good chance that it is), […]

Lawn Care of the Future? Electric Equipment & Robots ????

Where is the Lawn and Landscape industry headed? What will it look like in five, ten, or 20 years? My dad started doing lawn care in Austin about 30 years ago and he has seen the industry change. I plan on Top Choice Lawn Care being around in 30 years. If we are going to […]

Texas Superstar Plants

Yards have even more options for plants that gardens, but this is a good start.

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