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Trimming Knock Out Roses in Central Texas. (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / February 8, 2024

Wondering how to trim knock out roses in Central Texas? It is important you ensure you are dealing with knockout roses rather than an antique or climbing rose because they are maintained very differently. What are Knock Out Roses? Knock Out® Roses hybrids were developed to resist common rose diseases and produce prolific blooms. Though…

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Can Mulch Really Prevent Winter Weeds in Austin? (Video)

By Nolan Gore / January 24, 2024

Ever wonder why so many Texas landscapes use mulch? And when should you put down mulch in Austin? Well, we are well into the coldest month of the year. (January is coldest, December is 2nd coldest, February is 3rd).  What do you do when it gets cold?  You get a blanket.  What is a landscape…

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Winter Pruning and Cut Back (Video)

By Nolan Gore / January 17, 2024

Winter pruning is often a crucial aspect of a plant’s growth. But what plants should be pruned? And how much? Use this guide to help you decide what’s best for your outdoor plants. When should you prune? Prune when it results in the least amount of damage to the plant. In general, the best time…

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How to Winterize Your Backflow Preventer (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / January 5, 2024

Folks around the country will often shut off and drain their irrigation systems entirely before the winter, but because we rarely get deep freezes, that’s not really necessary in Central Texas. However, we still need to protect any above-ground exposed equipment: pipes, pumps, filters, and backflow preventers! Proper insulation and winterization are especially important this…

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