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Category Archives: Soil Preparation

Summertime, Is Your Landscape Easy?

In the legendary words of Ms. Ella Fitzgerald, summer should be for chillin. This time of year in Central Texas it is hot as a frying pan. I don’t know about you, but I am not a huge fan. Therefor, I’m not going out there much to garden and do yard work. I think there …

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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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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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Landscaper vs Lawnscaper…Know the Difference!

This is a relatively hostile rant as I have about hit my limit of “my landscaper did this” comments. Over the years while providing consultations and meetings with perspective clients the term “Landscaper” has been used far too loosely. Interestingly enough they are now calling ME to help with (note the hostility) the mistakes the …

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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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