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How to Trim Live Oak Trees (and Prevent Oak Wilt)

By Nolan Gore / June 14, 2024

At the time of writing this blog, it’s almost time to trim live oak trees in Austin. Watch our video below or read on to learn why and how you should trim live oaks—and how to prevent that nasty Oak Wilt! Why trim live oak trees First…why should you trim your live oak trees in…

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Multi-Stream Nozzles for More Efficient Irrigation

By The Top Choice Team / June 7, 2024

As you prepare your sprinkler system for the growing season, it’s worth considering an upgrade to multi-stream nozzles. These innovative nozzles can save water, improve coverage, and operate more effectively in low-pressure situations. Scott Ingalls, irrigation manager at Top Choice Lawn Care, explains the benefits of multi-stream nozzles and why they might be a smart…

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Adjusting Sprinkler Spray Pattern for Optimal Coverage

By The Top Choice Team / May 23, 2024

As you get your irrigation system up and running this spring, it’s important to check that your heads are providing proper coverage (i.e. adjusting your sprinkler spray pattern). Misaligned or clogged nozzles can lead to brown spots in some areas and overwatering in others. Here are some tips from Scott Ingalls, irrigation manager at Top…

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Spotting and Fixing Irrigation Leaks this Spring

By The Top Choice Team / May 14, 2024

As you fire up your sprinkler system for the first time this spring, it’s important to check for any leaks that may have developed over the winter. Catching and repairing leaks early can save water and money and prevent damage to your landscape. Here are some tips from Scott Ingalls, irrigation manager at Top Choice…

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Time for some spring weed control?

By Nolan Gore / April 30, 2024

Are weeds living their best life in your yard? Every spring we get a ton of calls! Why? In this article we’ve identified the primary causes of this problem and we are here to help. Watch the quick video below or read on to get those weeds under control! Are we getting more weeds this year?…

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Choosing the Best Mulch for Central Texas Gardens

By Nolan Gore / April 22, 2024

Mulching is a key practice for cultivating a thriving garden, especially in the Central Texas climate. It helps ensure your garden not only survives but flourishes! Where does mulch come from, and why does it matter? Watch my short video below, and then read on to learn more about the benefits and varieties of mulch…

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How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding in Austin

By Nolan Gore / April 15, 2024

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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Our Top Evergreen Shrubs for Texas Lawns

By The Top Choice Team / April 5, 2024

Spring has sprung, and green is starting to show everywhere! But what if your landscape could stay green year-round? We’re lucky that many evergreen shrubs thrive in Texas lawns, and spring is the perfect time to add a few to your beds. Choosing evergreen shrubs in Texas involves a few factors, like heat tolerance, drought…

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Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Aeration (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / March 21, 2024

Ever wondered how golf courses and parks have such beautiful, healthy lawns? While there are a number of contributing factors, one thing almost all golf courses and many city parks do is aerate regularly. Your lawn can also benefit from being aerated, but if you’ve never had your lawn aerated before, you probably have a…

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Preparing Your Irrigation for Spring (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / March 12, 2024

Spring is the perfect season to prepare your automatic sprinkler system for effectively watering your lawn and landscape for another year. We suggest scheduling an irrigation inspection twice a year – before starting the system in the spring and shutting it down in the fall. The ideal time to schedule your spring checkup is in…

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