The Top Choice Austin Landscaping Blog

The Chill that can Kill

By The Top Choice Team / January 23, 2018

In Texas a lot of our plants don’t particularly love the cold…much like our people. While many of our city’s drivers like to panic at the first hint of ice (or anything below 50 degrees), many of our plants risk being damaged. Some of the gravest danger is in extreme temperature changes (a favorite pastime…

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How do I winterize my yard?

By The Top Choice Team / December 15, 2017

How do I winterize my yard? What do I do to winterize my yard? Preparing your yard for winter in our area (Central Texas) can be a little tricky.  Not because it’s difficult, but because we have mild winters.  It’s hard to get the timing right when you’re still mowing regularly over the Christmas break. …

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Rain Water Harvesting

By The Top Choice Team / November 17, 2017

Recently, I was doing some research into rain water harvesting…I am far from an expert, but I ran across some information from the City of Austin. Did you know that the city will help you install rainwater capturing systems? They will help with money…not with labor, but money is always good. Here is a picture…

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Andrew in the Statesman!

By The Top Choice Team / October 17, 2017

Look! We made it into the Austin American Statesman again. I know it says that I write the article (Nolan), but really it was all Andrew. I am the one that talks to them, so they keep putting it as me… Anyway, look how cool we are. 🙂 ARTICLE As a small company, stuff like…

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Mosquitoes Suck (Literally)

By The Top Choice Team / September 25, 2017

I really hate mosquitoes. My daughter gets eaten alive. As a toddler, she loves to be outside so we often go on walks in the near by green belt. It’s a wonderful place, but when I get back, it is a win to come out with less than 3 or 4 bites. 1 or 2…

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Lawn Care of the Future? Electric Equipment & Robots ????

By The Top Choice Team / August 15, 2017

Where is the Lawn and Landscape industry headed? What will it look like in five, ten, or 20 years? My dad started doing lawn care in Austin about 30 years ago and he has seen the industry change. I plan on Top Choice Lawn Care being around in 30 years. If we are going to…

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Novella on Fall Planting

By The Top Choice Team / August 15, 2017

  Believe it or not, it’s time for Fall planting Most people think of spring as the time to add plants and flowers, and make the world a little greener.  What most people don’t realize is that Fall is also a great time to plant – and in Austin, it may even be the best…

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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

By The Top Choice Team / August 3, 2017

Another great selection for adding a vibrant splash of color to your yard is the Autumn Sage.  Native to Central Southwest Texas, this perennial shrub remains green during the entirety of the year while blooming March-November.  They are perennials, so depending on the micro climate, they could use a pretty aggressive winter cut back if…

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Yucca Pallida

By The Top Choice Team / July 27, 2017

The Yucca Pallida is another great option when it comes to selecting flora for your landscape.  Native to Central Texas, the Yucca Pallida uses very little water and unlike many other Yucca species it stays close to the ground never developing a stem nor growing to more than approximately 3 feet in height.  It blooms in May-June…

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Society Garlic

By The Top Choice Team / July 20, 2017

If you want a popular heat resistant flower for your yard, Society Garlic is a great option. This flower produces a sweet fragrance during its summer blooming season. It produces beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers that open up on long stems in early summer until late fall. Here’s more information on Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea):…

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