Remember, Remember to Mulch in September
After a grueling summer, mulch is the perfect topper for your tired landscape. It provides much-needed nutrients — especially carbon — to the soil.
Author: Mark Peterson
Minimizing Lawn Disease in the Fall
Crisp autumn air is a welcome relief after a long, hot summer — unless you’ve been overwatering your lawn. Cooler temperatures and increased moisture make…
Author: Nathan Riggs
Fall, Irrigation, Maintenance
Wetting Agents to Help Survive the Drought
agents are a gardener’s dream come true during drought, especially when we’re
doing everything we can to conserve water.
Be Your Irrigation System’s BFF
in-ground sprinkler system has a lot of moving parts that can periodically fail
or get damaged. You are the key to making sure yours operates efficiently.…
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Drought Does Not Mean Death
is a normal occurrence in South Texas. But you can help minimize plant damage
and mortality by following a few simple rules.
Landscaping, Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Summer
Chinch Bugs: No Easy Fix
The heat and high temps of July and August aren't the only culprits that take a toll on your landscape and lawn. If your St. Augustine grass is looking…
Maintenance, Plants, Summer
Flower Bed First Aid
A healthy garden can defend itself without the need for chemical treatments. But if you discover something is ailing it, define the problem before you…
Author: David Abrego
Building a Rain Garden in 10 Simple Steps
Building a rain garden can be complex or simple. We strive for simplicity here and an end result that’s both attractive and functional.
Irrigation, Maintenance, Rebates & Coupons
Are Weeds Driving You Nuts?
Nutsedge is not your average weed. It’s a gnarly nuisance that’s difficult to control. And it’s a sure sign that a yard is poorly drained, overwatered…
Author: Brad Wier
Irrigation, Maintenance, Plants
The Art of Wasting Water with Drip Irrigation
When properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,…
Pest Insects in the Landscape
Only two percent of insects are actually pests. We’ll introduce you to a few that have a negative impact on your landscape.
Scientists state that 98…
Maintenance, Plants, Wildlife
How to Get Rid of the Ants in Your Plants!
Got ants in your plants? There are three simple ingredients you can mix to create an effective and natural treatment for fire ants.
Bringing Buzzy Back
There are many things you can do to help pollinators. Start by making your garden prime real estate for these fuzzy, buzzy critters! Plant plants that…
Author: Sarah Galvan
Hold Off on the Fertilizer for Now
Despite what you may have heard, it’s still too early to fertilize. Warm season grasses are still dormant so you’ll actually be feeding cool season weeds.…
Lawn Care 101
Got a large lawn? Maintaining it doesn't have to be a huge chore. Just follow our four simple rules and you'll dramatically reduce your water usage, along…
5 Weeds of Spring
The mild, moist winter has provided the perfect environment for cool-season weeds. The best weapon against them is your mower or weed eater — especially…
Maintenance, Plants, Spring
There’s No Need to Weed and Feed
Forget weed and feeds. The best fertilizer for your lawn is a dressing of compost in the spring and autumn, and allowing the leaves and grass clippings…
Freezer Burn: Determine What Plants Survived
Recent below-freezing temperatures damaged some semi-evergreen plants, while others may only appear that way. It’s not a bad idea to wait for spring and…
Maintenance, Plants, Winter
Get a Winter Workout in the Garden
The mostly mild South Texas winter months are a pleasant, comfortable time to putter around your yard. You may even work up a little sweat and drop a few…
Recycle and Repurpose your Christmas Tree
Don't trash your Christmas tree — recycle it into nutrient-rich mulch for your garden! There are drop-off locations throughout the city that will be in…
Maintenance, Wildlife, Winter