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How to Prune Crepe Myrtles in Austin Texas (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / February 8, 2023

Holly crepe! Is it that time of year again? A little TLC in the winter will pay off big time with healthy growth and beautiful crepe myrtle (crape myrtle) blooms come spring. How do you prune a crepe myrtle? Pruning crepe myrtles is no big secret. Many smaller trees are perfect candidates for a little…

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Why do plants go dormant? When do plants come out of dormancy in Central Texas?

By Nolan Gore / February 7, 2023

Especially after the latest ice storm, you have probably noticed that many of your plants have gone dormant. Will they ever come back? When do plants come out of dormancy in Central Texas? Let’s discuss the reasons behind plant dormancy and what you can expect during this period. Why do plants go dormant in Central…

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Mother Nature – Some Thoughts

By Nolan Gore / February 2, 2023

One summer I worked in downtown Houston. It was common for people to wake up in their air-conditioned house, go into their air-conditioned garage, get in their air-conditioned cars, drive downtown to a parking garage, get out of their cars and walk through the underground tunnels (yes – they are real and, yes – they…

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Winter Debris Removal in Austin

By The Top Choice Team / February 1, 2023

Does your yard look like the aftermath of a fight scene with the Governator in 1997’s (undoubtedly) classic “Batman and Robin”? As your irrigation system springing up leaks faster than a — uh — leaky faucet? We’re here to help with winter debris removal in Austin and expert irrigation service. Big takeaways up front: –…

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We’re Expanding to Offer North Austin Lawn Care!

By The Top Choice Team / January 23, 2023

Big news! Top Choice Lawn care is expanding to offer North Austin lawn care. We’re now serving Round Rock, Cedar Park, and everything in between with lawn mowing, landscaping, and irrigation. If in doubt, you can see if we serve your exact location on our map below. The Top Choice difference We get it. Everyone…

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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

After a drought, many Austin homeowners will begin poking their heads out of their air-conditioned summer sanctuaries to survey the damage. After a winter-long dormancy, there’s still 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…

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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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