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Rehabilitating frostbitten fruit trees

Even the hardiest citrus trees struggle to survive days of ice, snow and frigid temperatures. Those that do can benefit from a little TLC from you. There are many plants that can survive cold [...]

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The best fruit trees for San Antonio

There are several fruit trees that are well-adapted to our climate. Choose wisely and you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor before you know it. If you’ve had the privilege of tasting fruit [...]

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Help your plants power through winter

Prepare and protect. Those are the tasks to tackle now, especially if you have tender, non-native plants. Winter is coming, and it could be moderate or severe. Regardless of the extremes, it’s [...]

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Don’t be blindsided by a big water bill

Recently moved into a house with an in-ground sprinkler system? Make a beeline for the irrigation controller and turn it off. Whether you just bought a brand-new home or one that’s new-to-you, [...]

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Choose Your Water Hose Wisely

Garden centers stock an endless array of hose colors, lengths and materials. Our guide will help you find the right fit for your landscape needs. Because there are endless options on the market, [...]

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Texas (Tough) Persimmon

This sun-loving perennial beauty bears sweet black fruit in late summer for you and the wildlife to enjoy. Many times, nature is not balanced and gives many virtues to a single plant. This is [...]

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Love Your Oaks? No Pruning After Valentine’s Day!

If you’ve got freshly cut oaks with unpainted wounds, beware. A fungal fiend could feast on your trees. There’s not much time left to prune your oak trees this winter, especially if you want to [...]

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Don’t Let the First Water Bill Surprise You

Recently moved into a house with an in-ground sprinkler system? Make a beeline for the irrigation controller and turn it off. Whether you just bought a brand-new home or one that’s new-to-you, [...]

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Citrus SOS

Only time will tell how much post-freeze care our subtropical fruit trees will need. Before you count them out, there are a few factors to consider. All of us citrus tree lovers are concerned [...]

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Of Moss and Mistletoe: The Facts Behind the Folly

Ball moss or mistletoe hanging out in the canopy of your yard won’t necessarily kill your trees, but it’s good to know the difference between these often-misunderstood plants. With the loss of [...]