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Can Mulch Really Prevent Winter Weeds in Austin? (Video)

By Nolan Gore / January 24, 2024

Ever wonder why so many Texas landscapes use mulch? And when should you put down mulch in Austin? Well, we are well into the coldest month of the year. (January is coldest, December is 2nd coldest, February is 3rd).  What do you do when it gets cold?  You get a blanket.  What is a landscape…

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Winter Pruning and Cut Back (Video)

By Nolan Gore / January 17, 2024

Winter pruning is often a crucial aspect of a plant’s growth. But what plants should be pruned? And how much? Use this guide to help you decide what’s best for your outdoor plants. When should you prune? Prune when it results in the least amount of damage to the plant. In general, the best time…

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Deep Watering: Are You Watering Your Grass Correctly?

By Nolan Gore / July 24, 2023

Especially in July and August, the sun, heat, and dryness are brutal for our lawns. Deep watering encourages healthy root growth for plants and grass by providing water to the deeper soil layers. Here are a few thoughts on how you can practice deep watering and get the most out of your irrigation system. Life…

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Oak Wilt FAQ

By Nolan Gore / July 7, 2023

We know you care about your yard, and especially your trees, so we thought we would pass along… It’s tree-trimming season! Across Central Texas, HOAs, municipalities, and well-meaning neighbors will yell at you if you trim oaks in the spring. Why? Because February-June has the highest likelihood of spreading oak wilt. Now that it is…

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How to perform a DIY irrigation check

By Nolan Gore / June 19, 2023

Lots of folks like to handle their own irrigation. That’s great and we encourage it. A bunch of folks also want a pro to do an irrigation check to make sure their system is in tip-top shape before the summer.  Whatever you decide, please, please, please make sure your irrigation system is in good shape…

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How to use rock and stone in your landscape

By Nolan Gore / June 7, 2023

So you want to use rock and stone in your landscape. You might be wondering… Function and Beauty – that’s always the goal with our landscaping. Sometimes you have to settle for one of the two (function OR beauty), but we always want to shoot for both if possible. Let’s take a look at a…

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Time for some spring weed control?

By Nolan Gore / May 8, 2023

Are weeds living their best life in your yard? We are getting a ton of calls.  Why? We identified the primary causes of this problem and we are here to help.  Are we getting more weeds this year? Is it just us, or does it seems like we are getting more weeds than usual this…

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How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding in Austin

By Nolan Gore / May 5, 2023

Why did God make mosquitoes? They suck (literally and figuratively).  Mosquitoes are not just annoying – they can also put your health at risk by transmitting diseases. That’s why it’s important to take proactive steps to reduce mosquito breeding sites in your yard and protect your loved ones. Let’s discuss practical tips and tricks for…

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Choosing the Right Plants for Central Texas: Understanding USDA Hardiness Zones

By Nolan Gore / April 25, 2023

Central Texas is a unique region with its own particular climate, and it’s important to choose plants that are adapted to this climate in order to create a successful landscape. One way to determine which plants will thrive in Central Texas is by understanding the USDA hardiness zones. This is not a fool-proof technique, but…

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Irrigation Tips to Save Water in Austin

By Nolan Gore / April 18, 2023

Save money, save the environment, and save water in Austin! We often have conversations with clients looking for smart ways to conserve water, especially when it comes to irrigating their yard. We love these questions – whether we get to implement these ideas for conservation for them or they want to implement themselves. Let’s discuss…

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