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Category Archives: Compost

It’s Xeriscape, not ZeroScape.

Over the last 20 years I’ve seen and heard my fare share of mispronunciations and misspellings of the word Xeriscape, and while it certainly doesn’t bother me, the lack of understanding what Xeriscape is, does. Xeric which is Latin for “xeros“, means dry, and scape, well obviously….it’s a view or scape, as it were. But, …

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Why Isn’t the Grass Greener on My Side?

The truth is, a healthy lawn is the easiest thing in the world if you have a healthy soil and the right light conditions. A healthy soil means no chemicals, fertilizers or otherwise; you need a proper depth of soil, air, proper mowing and watering schedule. Sods here in Central Texas really need a lot …

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Compost Each Spring, The Planet Digs It!

One of the most important and intriguing classes I’ve ever taken in my landscape education, was about the soil. It is the foundation and the environmental anchor of the landscape. If your soil isn’t healthy, your garden will suffer.   Much like our own bodies, we will only get out of it, what we put …

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Weeds Your Head At?

It was a wise person who said that weeds were only misplaced flowers. In most cases however, weeds in your landscape seem to be the antithesis of pleasurable. Something I’ve observed over the years is that with each weedy bed I visited, came an owner of said bed, whose life was filled with weeds as well. If …

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“Can Someone Just Tell Me What to Plant?”

Yes! Yes, I can! There really is a solution this easy, call me and I will help you find the right plant for the job or the right solution for a problem. A landscape consultant can provide you with a list of plants that will thrive in odd spaces to an entire design from scratch. …

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