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Fall Planting in Austin – Give Your Plants a Fighting Chance!

By The Top Choice Team / October 10, 2022

As we all know, keeping up with our yards here in Texas can be a full-time job. So, when it comes to fall planting in Austin, we want to ensure we’re doing it right — so we don’t have to waste time and money later down the road. And did you know that fall is…

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Top Dressing

Should you do fall top dressing in Austin?

By The Top Choice Team / October 4, 2022

It’s that time of year again when the Top Choice crews fly over Austin to sprinkle their magic pixie dust over the lawns of our favorite customers.  That’s right, it’s time for top dressing! Top Dressing adds a light layer of top-quality soil to your yard to help build a healthy, nutrient base for your…

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Will my grass grow back after a drought? (A visual guide)

By The Top Choice Team / September 19, 2022

As we enter the fall, many Austin homeowners will begin poking their heads out of their air-conditioned summer sanctuaries to survey the damage. There’s one big question on many of our minds: “will my grass grow back?” It’s no secret: Austin’s 2022 average temperatures have been stuck somewhere between “extra toasty” and “hotter-than-hell” since May.…

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Flower beds landscape inspiration

By The Top Choice Team / August 10, 2022

Custom flower beds add life and color to any landscape. They can add flow and interest to otherwise boxy lawns, and they can beautify shady or awkward areas where grass doesn’t want to grow. Check out a few of our recent flower beds for a little inspiration on your next project. Organic shapes create flow…

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Rocks and stone landscape inspiration

By The Top Choice Team / July 20, 2022

Rocks and stone are a great way to improve your landscaping for years to come. They can add form and function to any yard … and they’re a great way to save water! But what to do? Check out a few of our recent projects for a little inspiration. Rocks paths and stepping stones People and…

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Summer landscaping tips to beat the heat

By The Top Choice Team / June 14, 2022

With triple-digit temperatures extending as far as the forecasters can see, there’s no doubt about it. We’re in for a hot summer in Austin. Will your lawn make it? Heat waves have happened before, and they will certainly happen again. So, what can you do to help give your lawn a fighting chance? Don’t just…

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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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Top Choice Lawn Care irrigation in Austin, Texas

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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Austin Spring Landscaping Calendar

By Allison / March 7, 2022

The air is getting warmer, and you want to get outside! Your lawn and shrubs are still a bit brown, but you’re ready for some spring landscaping. What do you do? Early spring is a pivotal time to set your lawn up for success, and a simple plan will help you make the most of…

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Winter Pruning and Cut Back

By Allison / March 3, 2022

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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