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Rain Water Harvesting

By The Top Choice Team / November 17, 2017

Recently, I was doing some research into rain water harvesting…I am far from an expert, but I ran across some information from the City of Austin. Did you know that the city will help you install rainwater capturing systems? They will help with money…not with labor, but money is always good. Here is a picture…

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Andrew in the Statesman!

By The Top Choice Team / October 17, 2017

Look! We made it into the Austin American Statesman again. I know it says that I write the article (Nolan), but really it was all Andrew. I am the one that talks to them, so they keep putting it as me… Anyway, look how cool we are. 🙂 ARTICLE As a small company, stuff like…

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Mosquitoes Suck (Literally)

By The Top Choice Team / September 25, 2017

I really hate mosquitoes. My daughter gets eaten alive. As a toddler, she loves to be outside so we often go on walks in the near by green belt. It’s a wonderful place, but when I get back, it is a win to come out with less than 3 or 4 bites. 1 or 2…

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

By The Top Choice Team / August 15, 2017

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…

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Novella on Fall Planting

By The Top Choice Team / August 15, 2017

  Believe it or not, it’s time for Fall planting Most people think of spring as the time to add plants and flowers, and make the world a little greener.  What most people don’t realize is that Fall is also a great time to plant – and in Austin, it may even be the best…

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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

By The Top Choice Team / August 3, 2017

Another great selection for adding a vibrant splash of color to your yard is the Autumn Sage.  Native to Central Southwest Texas, this perennial shrub remains green during the entirety of the year while blooming March-November.  They are perennials, so depending on the micro climate, they could use a pretty aggressive winter cut back if…

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Yucca Pallida

By The Top Choice Team / July 27, 2017

The Yucca Pallida is another great option when it comes to selecting flora for your landscape.  Native to Central Texas, the Yucca Pallida uses very little water and unlike many other Yucca species it stays close to the ground never developing a stem nor growing to more than approximately 3 feet in height.  It blooms in May-June…

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Society Garlic

By The Top Choice Team / July 20, 2017

If you want a popular heat resistant flower for your yard, Society Garlic is a great option. This flower produces a sweet fragrance during its summer blooming season. It produces beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers that open up on long stems in early summer until late fall. Here’s more information on Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea):…

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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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