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The Top Choice Austin Landscaping Blog

How to retain water in your landscape

By The Top Choice Team / August 1, 2023

Despite consistent watering, your grass and plants are likely showing the strain of a long, hot Austin summer. What can you do? Luckily we’ve still got a few tricks up our sleeves to retain water — saving whatever moisture we can so your ground and plants don’t dry up. Water retention for your beds: mulch We’ve…

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Inspecting systems for backflow prevention in Austin

Backflow Preventer Inspection in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / July 27, 2023

Are you ready to keep your residential irrigation system in tip-top shape? Well, let us tell you about a crucial aspect of maintaining your system in Austin, TX: backflow preventer inspection. You see, here in our lovely city of Austin, we experience all kinds of weather — from scorching hot summers to occasional heavy rains.…

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How to install artificial turf

By The Top Choice Team / July 17, 2023

Want to learn how to install artificial turf? Proper installation can make or break your experience with turf. Here’s how our landscaping pros install artificial turf in Austin… How to maintain artificial turf Once you’ve installed your turf, it’s easy to maintain! An occasional pass with a leaf blower and garden hose sprayer can help…

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What’s the best type of artificial turf?

By The Top Choice Team / July 10, 2023

Have you heard the news? We now install artificial turf in Austin! Turf is a polarizing topic. Some people have had a great experience with it, but others, not so much. A lot of it comes down to how it’s installed, the quality, and the type used. So what’s the best type of official turf?…

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Everything you need to know about artificial turf (fake grass!) in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / July 3, 2023

Look, we love real grass, but there are absolutely scenarios where grass doesn’t work. In those cases, we wanted to provide a beautiful and excellent solution for your landscape. We now install artificial turf (fake grass)! But what’s the deal with turf anyway? Is it right for your yard? You’ve got questions – we’ve got answers.…

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Mosquito-Repellant Plants in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / June 26, 2023

Lots of people ask about mosquito-repellant plants for their new landscaping and yard projects. They are a great way to dress up your landscape, and you get actually to enjoy it! Types of mosquito-repellant plants for the Austin climate Remember first step is prevention Before you go about buying lots of mosquito-repellant plants and fancy…

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How to Prune Crepe Myrtles in Austin Texas. (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / February 8, 2023

Holly crepe! Is it that time of year again? A little TLC in the winter will pay off big time with healthy growth and beautiful crepe myrtle (crape myrtle) blooms come spring. How do you prune a crepe myrtle? Pruning crepe myrtles is no big secret. Many smaller trees are perfect candidates for a little…

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Winter Debris Removal in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / February 1, 2023

Does your yard look like the aftermath of a fight scene with the Governator in 1997’s (undoubtedly) classic “Batman and Robin”? As your irrigation system springing up leaks faster than a — uh — leaky faucet? We’re here to help with winter debris removal in Austin and expert irrigation service. Big takeaways up front: –…

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We’re Expanding to Offer North Austin Lawn Care!

By The Top Choice Team / January 23, 2023

Big news! Top Choice Lawn care is expanding to offer North Austin lawn care. We’re now serving Round Rock, Cedar Park, and everything in between with lawn mowing, landscaping, and irrigation. If in doubt, you can see if we serve your exact location on our map below. The Top Choice difference We get it. Everyone…

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When to trim live oak trees in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / January 10, 2023

Nothing says Central Texas hill country quite like a majestic live oak. These trees have a special place in properties throughout Austin. Larger trees can be 200-300 years old, and with proper care, some can live up to 500 or 600 years! Many of these gentle giants have been around since before we were born,…

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