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How to use rock and stone in your landscape

By Nolan Gore / June 7, 2023

So you want to use rock and stone in your landscape. You might be wondering… Function and Beauty – that’s always the goal with our landscaping. Sometimes you have to settle for one of the two (function OR beauty), but we always want to shoot for both if possible. Let’s take a look at a…

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Time for some spring weed control?

By Nolan Gore / May 8, 2023

Are weeds living their best life in your yard? We are getting a ton of calls.  Why? We identified the primary causes of this problem and we are here to help.  Are we getting more weeds this year? Is it just us, or does it seems like we are getting more weeds than usual this…

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How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Central Texas Landscapes

By Nolan Gore / May 5, 2023

Why did God make mosquitoes? They suck (literally and figuratively).  Mosquitoes are not just annoying – they can also put your health at risk by transmitting diseases. That’s why it’s important to take proactive steps to reduce mosquito breeding sites in your yard and protect your loved ones. Let’s discuss practical tips and tricks for…

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Choosing the Right Plants for Central Texas: Understanding USDA Hardiness Zones

By Nolan Gore / April 25, 2023

Central Texas is a unique region with its own particular climate, and it’s important to choose plants that are adapted to this climate in order to create a successful landscape. One way to determine which plants will thrive in Central Texas is by understanding the USDA hardiness zones. This is not a fool-proof technique, but…

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Irrigation Tips to Save Water in Austin

By Nolan Gore / April 18, 2023

Save money, save the environment, and save water in Austin! We often have conversations with clients looking for smart ways to conserve water, especially when it comes to irrigating their yard. We love these questions – whether we get to implement these ideas for conservation for them or they want to implement themselves. Let’s discuss…

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The Shaded Retreat: Designing a Lush and Low-Maintenance Shade Garden in Austin

By Nolan Gore / April 13, 2023

As a residential landscape company in Austin, Texas, we understand that not all garden spaces receive direct sunlight throughout the day. Whether you have towering trees or a north-facing yard, creating a lush and low-maintenance shade garden is achievable with the right approach. In this post, we’ll share our top secrets to designing an attractive…

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Installing St Augustine Turf in Austin

By Nolan Gore / April 12, 2023

St Augustine sod is a warm-season grass that is well-suited for the Central Texas region due to its tolerance for Texas weather. It’s a thick, lush grass that creates a dense turf. It grows in “Stolons” which are the above ground runners that some people think look like large centipedes. There are different types of…

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Live oak leaves and catkins

The Wonders of Live Oak Pollen and Catkins

By Nolan Gore / April 5, 2023

It’s your favorite time of year again… live oak pollen and catkins. As an Austin resident, you know that spring is in the air when these two start to make their presence known. Sure, they may make your eyes itch and your nose run, but let’s take a moment to appreciate them for what they…

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Central Texas Winter Weeds: Identification and Control

By Nolan Gore / February 28, 2023

Maintaining a lush, green lawn in Central Texas can be a challenge, especially during the winter months when winter weeds can take over. Here are some of the most common winter weeds in Central Texas and tips on how to identify and control them. Before we dive into identifying and controlling specific winter weeds that…

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Sycamore Trees in Central Texas

By Nolan Gore / February 20, 2023

Sycamore trees are a common sight in central Texas, where they can be found growing in yards and native areas. The warm climate of the region makes it an ideal habitat for these majestic trees, which can reach heights of up to 100 feet. Sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) are also known as the American planetree, occidental…

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