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Begonia

By The Top Choice Team / July 13, 2017

If you want a great way to add some variety to your yard, consider planting some Begonias. This easy-to-grow plant has been around for a while and for good reason. The come in a variety of colors including orange, pink, white and yellow. These flowers need very little to thrive and they provide such an…

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Mexican Bush Sage

By The Top Choice Team / July 6, 2017

The Mexican Bush sage is an excellent option for our central Texas climate. This a vibrant little flower that blooms primarily in the fall. It has an evergreen shrub and produces purple flowers clasped by soft purple calyces. They usually grow to be around 3′ tall They are fast growers Butterflies love them They are…

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Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub and Tree

By The Top Choice Team / June 29, 2017

Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub (and small tree) Why do we love the Yaupon Holly? We love these plants because they are native, beautiful, versatile, and a coffee substitute (sort of). 🙂 Yaupon Hollies are Native to Central Texas When choosing a plant, we highly recommend going native (stuff that grows around Central…

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Agapanthus

By The Top Choice Team / June 21, 2017

This flower is a wonder addition of color to the your beds during the summer and early fall. The Agapanthus is a staple of warm-winter regions. It is low maintenance flower that produces colorful blue or white bulbs. Their evergreen leaves add plenty of texture to beds and pots too. Here are some more facts…

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Pink Skullcap

By The Top Choice Team / June 15, 2017

Here’s another resilient option for our harsh Central Texas Climate. The Pink Skullcap (aka Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a tidy, low-growing plant with beautiful pink blossoms that are present for a good portion of the year. Here are some more details on this great species: They usually grow to be around 1′ tall They have a…

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Silver Ponyfoot

By The Top Choice Team / June 8, 2017

If you are looking for a native plant to provide your beds with some groundcover, the Silver Ponyfoot is a great option. This West Texas native species is perfect for sunny spots in your lawn or beds and is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Here’s some more info on Silver Ponyfoot (aka dichondra argentea): They…

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The Blackfoot Daisy

By The Top Choice Team / May 31, 2017

One thing we appreciate about our Austin customers is their love and appreciation for native plants. It may be obvious, but native plants tend to do better than other plants. One of our favorites, and most commonly used, is the Blackfoot daisy (aka the Rock Daisy, or the Plains Blackfoot). Here are some basic facts:…

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Lawn Fertilization Austin

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Fertilization

By The Top Choice Team / May 14, 2015

Lawn fertilization is one of the most neglected steps when it comes to proper lawn maintenance. Many people feel fertilizing is a completely optional task, but in reality, lawn fertilization can be one of the single most important things you do to promote a healthy, beautiful lawn for your home or business. The correct selection…

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Aerate Lawn Austin

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Aeration

By The Top Choice Team / March 3, 2015

Ever wondered how golf courses and parks have such beautiful, healthy lawns? While there are a number of contributing factors, one thing almost all golf courses and many city parks do is aerate regularly. Your lawn can also benefit from being aerated, but if you’ve never had your lawn aerated before, you probably have a…

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Common Landscaping Mistakes

8 Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

By The Top Choice Team / February 24, 2015

Lawn maintenance is a task that some homeowners still choose to handle themselves. It seems simple enough. Anyone can mow the lawn, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. Landscaping is a skill just like any other, requiring knowledge and specific techniques to get it right. Lack of such knowledge can lead to unhealthy lawns,…

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