The Top Choice Austin Landscaping Blog


By The Top Choice Team / June 21, 2017

This flower is a wonder addition of color to the your beds during the summer and early fall. The Agapanthus is a staple of warm-winter regions. It is low maintenance flower that produces colorful blue or white bulbs. Their evergreen leaves add plenty of texture to beds and pots too. Here are some more facts…

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Pink Skullcap

By The Top Choice Team / June 15, 2017

Here’s another resilient option for our harsh Central Texas Climate. The Pink Skullcap (aka Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a tidy, low-growing plant with beautiful pink blossoms that are present for a good portion of the year. Here are some more details on this great species: They usually grow to be around 1′ tall They have a…

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Silver Ponyfoot

By The Top Choice Team / June 8, 2017

If you are looking for a native plant to provide your beds with some groundcover, the Silver Ponyfoot is a great option. This West Texas native species is perfect for sunny spots in your lawn or beds and is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Here’s some more info on Silver Ponyfoot (aka dichondra argentea): They…

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The Blackfoot Daisy

By The Top Choice Team / May 31, 2017

One thing we appreciate about our Austin customers is their love and appreciation for native plants. It may be obvious, but native plants tend to do better than other plants. One of our favorites, and most commonly used, is the Blackfoot daisy (aka the Rock Daisy, or the Plains Blackfoot). Here are some basic facts:…

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Lawn Fertilization Austin

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Fertilization

By The Top Choice Team / May 14, 2015

Lawn fertilization is one of the most neglected steps when it comes to proper lawn maintenance. Many people feel fertilizing is a completely optional task, but in reality, lawn fertilization can be one of the single most important things you do to promote a healthy, beautiful lawn for your home or business. The correct selection…

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Aerate Lawn Austin

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Aeration

By The Top Choice Team / March 3, 2015

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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Common Landscaping Mistakes

8 Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

By The Top Choice Team / February 24, 2015

Lawn maintenance is a task that some homeowners still choose to handle themselves. It seems simple enough. Anyone can mow the lawn, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. Landscaping is a skill just like any other, requiring knowledge and specific techniques to get it right. Lack of such knowledge can lead to unhealthy lawns,…

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Lawn Service Company Questions

10 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawn Service Company

By The Top Choice Team / February 17, 2015

Maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn takes a lot of time, equipment and technical knowledge, which is why many people in the Austin area choose to hire a professional lawn service instead of going the do-it-yourself route. If you want to find a lawn service company you can trust and rely on for years to come,…

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