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Time for some spring weed control?

By Nolan Gore / April 30, 2024

Are weeds living their best life in your yard? Every spring we get a ton of calls! Why? In this article we’ve identified the primary causes of this problem and we are here to help. Watch the quick video below or read on to get those weeds under control! Are we getting more weeds this year?…

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Choosing the Best Mulch for Central Texas Gardens

By Nolan Gore / April 22, 2024

Mulching is a key practice for cultivating a thriving garden, especially in the Central Texas climate. It helps ensure your garden not only survives but flourishes! Where does mulch come from, and why does it matter? Watch my short video below, and then read on to learn more about the benefits and varieties of mulch…

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Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Aeration (Video)

By The Top Choice Team / March 21, 2024

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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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 Backs in Texas (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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Austin Gardeners’ Winter Landscaping Checklist

By The Top Choice Team / December 29, 2023

Howdy, Austin gardeners! Winter has settled in, and it’s time to ensure your yard is prepped for a successful spring bloom. In this winter landscaping checklist, we’re dishing out tips and tricks to keep your garden in top-notch shape. From freeze protection to leak detection and strategic tree care, let’s make sure your yard thrives…

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Winter Fertilization in Austin: Winter Wisdom for a Spring Spectacle

By The Top Choice Team / December 15, 2023

Hey there, Austin neighbors! Winter’s rolling in, but don’t hit pause on your lawn care just yet. In this blog, we’re diving into the laid-back world of winter lawn fertilization in Austin. It’s the secret sauce to a spring lawn that’s nothing short of spectacular. So, kick back and let’s chat about why your lawn…

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Austin Fall Landscaping Checklist

By The Top Choice Team / September 21, 2023

We made it. After a record-setting summer of triple-digit heat, temperatures have dropped, rain has come, and there are cooler days ahead in the forecast. What does that mean for your lawn and landscape? We’ve put together some thoughts and a free downloadable Fall Landscaping Checklist specifically for our Austin climate. Let’s get to work!…

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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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Do you need a tree and shrub fertilizer program?

By The Top Choice Team / April 22, 2022

Did you know Top Choice offers a tree and shrub fertilizer program? Like our lawn fertilization services, we partner with the experts over at Emerald Lawns to keep your trees, bushes, shrubs, and plants looking their best year-round! To answer your questions about tree and shrub fertilizer, we had a chat with Yvette Judd from…

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