False Spring

False Spring Central Texas likes to throw a couple of false springs into the mix each year – this year is no exception. As you drive around town, you will notice some blooms. They are beautiful and fun, but they are deceiving. Below you will see three different flowering trees – a couple of pear […]

Irrigation and Sod

Here is a quick run through of a recently completed installation. We get many opportunities each year to install sod and repair irrigation systems, but this was a great example of a start-to-finish full installation of a full irrigation system and new yard of Zorro Zoysia.  Irrigation Installation Plan Permitting As you probably know, working […]

Prepare your Turf

Another post brought to you from your friend John.  How Can I Get My Yard Ready This Spring? The winter here in Austin is mild compared to other parts of the country, which is one of the reasons I love it here so much! Even though it is mild we still need to do several […]

Funny Phone Bingo

Laughing at Work We like to do great work, and we like to have fun in the process – why not? If you are like most of us, we spend more awake hours at work, than at home – you might as well enjoy it.  Last week we decided to play “funny Phone Bingo”.  As […]

Interesting Landscaping Factoids

Brought to you from your good friend Tommy: Interesting Landscaping Factoids Here are some interesting facts about lawns and landscaping that I found searching the internet. There are about 21 million acres of grass in the United States in back yards and front lawns. That’s a lot of grass to cut. Lawns have actually been […]

Why Not Have Fun At Work?

The following is from the man, the myth, the legend…Tommy Why not have fun at work!?!  (We’re here for the long-haul) Have fun and laugh a lot and you’ll live longer.  That’s the findings from a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine.  Scientific American reports that women with a strong sense of humor were found to […]

New to Texas?

Here is a blog post from John! If you want an introduction to John, please visit our about page here. New to Texas like me? Here are some things you should know about caring for your lawn. The best grass for Texas lawns are the ones that can handle hot summers and mild winters, especially […]

Getting Ready for Bluebonnets

This blog post is from Tom! If you want to see a little more about him, then visit our team page here. We all love blue bonnets. Is there anything we can do to make the world a little more bluebonnet-y? Lot’s of people have Bluebonnet flowers pop up in their yards and if yours […]

Drip Irrigation – Trees

How to irrigate trees (and how not) People ask me about their irrigation system installation quite often. Usually, it’s the “should this be done this way?” kind of questions.  As a long time repair technician I could tell you several stories but one of my favorites is one from my first employer.  His first irrigation […]

Irrigation – Winter

This question comes up pretty frequently. “Why did my irrigation stuff freeze this year?!” Sometimes it is a repeat incident – 3rd year in a row. Sometimes a valve or backflow preventer has been good for a decade (and then it busts due to weather). We see many above ground backflow preventers (like the picture) […]

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