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Category Archives: Compost

5 Easy Steps to Conserve Water in the Texas Landscape.

Central Texas and Austin in particular is growing by leaps and bounds. This constant influx of people has a huge impact on our water source and it is everyones responsibility to conserve whenever possible. This doesn’t mean you install a yard full of rocks and cacti. If you are looking to conserve water in your yard …

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You Don’t Have a Black Thumb, You Just Haven’t Cultivated a Green One Yet

Time and time again I hear from potential clients, friends  and acquaintances, “I have a black thumb, so I pretty much kill everything”. Every time my response is the same, “We are inherently designed to be gardeners so I will bet that you have not chosen the right soil and plants for the space”. Upon …

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Coffee Grounds in the Landscape

If you are as big a fan of a good cup of Joe in the morning as we are, you may find it surprising to know that those used coffee grounds you have been throwing away would provide the same pleasure for your plants. Of course anyone who composts knows that coffee grounds and coffee …

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The Crown Jewel

Not sure if this should have been named the “Crown Jewel” or the “Flag  Ship” but I believe they both apply here. This quite frankly is a post to completely show off with no regard for the typical “Central Texas gardening” posts you will find on this blog. You will also read about a girl …

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The Wonders of Worms in the Garden!

Earthworms are greatly valued in the garden community for a number of reasons. I would say that the earthworm is a lot like the “trophy” you get for the success of your soil preparation.  After years of composting, composting and composting some more, my soil is now a rich, dark mixture of organic matter and …

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