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Do you need a tree and shrub fertilizer program?

By The Top Choice Team / April 22, 2022

Did you know Top Choice offers a tree and shrub fertilizer program? Like our lawn fertilization services, we partner with the experts over at Emerald Lawns to keep your trees, bushes, shrubs, and plants looking their best year-round! To answer your questions about tree and shrub fertilizer, we had a chat with Yvette Judd from…

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Get up to $1000 in Austin Water irrigation rebates

By The Top Choice Team / March 8, 2022

Central Texas residents and property owners can receive up to $1000 in Austin Water irrigation rebates in 2022. Now is the perfect time to think about water-saving upgrades while you get your irrigation system back up and running. What are the rebates for? The “Irrigation Upgrade” program is designed to encourage customers to improve their…

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What to do about winter weeds in Texas

By The Top Choice Team / February 2, 2022

Many people associate weeds with spring or summer when it seems like everything is coming to life. In fact, there are plenty of winter weeds in Texas that deserve our attention while temperatures are cool. Let’s look into what these weeds are and what you can do about them. Step 1: Identification Most weeds fall…

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Why are there weeds in my lawn?

By The Top Choice Team / November 2, 2021

Why are there weeds in my Lawn? What can I do about it?  Why are there weeds in my yard, and what can I do about it? We are going to tackle this in three steps: Identification Eradication Maintenance But before we get into the details, let’s start with some basics upfront. We like to…

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Irrigation Leak

By The Top Choice Team / September 16, 2021

How to find an irrigation leak Think you may have an irrigation leak? We care about water conservation because we care about the environment and we like to save money. It is ok to admit both. Perhaps one motivates you more than the other, but both are good. If we are going to waste water,…

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How to check your irrigation system

By The Top Choice Team / July 28, 2021

5 Steps to check your irrigation system “How do I check my irrigation system?” It’s a common question we get each year when the rain stops falling and people realize their plants need water.  Turf and plants need water – some more than others. In Central Texas, the summers are commonly dry and hot requiring…

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Common Poisonous Plants in Central Texas

By The Top Choice Team / May 13, 2021

Common Poisonous Plants in Central Texas The list of poisonous plants in Central Texas is long and wide-reaching. We want to be careful about how we write about this for obvious reasons. So here is my disclaimer… be careful around poisonous stuff. But, we get frustrated when we see the common poisonous plant lists because…

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How to trim a cactus damaged by cold

By The Top Choice Team / March 16, 2021

How to trim a cactus damaged by cold weather We recently had a sever winter event and many mature cacti were damaged by the cold weather. There was a lot of discussion as to what people should do with their plants. We wrote an article here about assessing plant health, but it didn’t address cacti. …

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How to trim a sago palm

By The Top Choice Team / March 16, 2021

How to Trim a Sago Palm Have you ever wondered how to trim a sago palm? Perhaps you have experienced one of the following: A weather event has damaged the fronds of the palm. They look burned by a cold weather event. The picture attached is just following a sever winter event and all the…

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Is My Plant Dead?

By The Top Choice Team / February 25, 2021

Is my plant dead?  Is my plant dead? After this record breaking freeze we are getting a lot of these questions: Can you help me assess my landscape? What should I do now? What is the meaning of life? We are going to write in generalizations (we trust that you are smart enough to apply…

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