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Category Archives: Soil Preparation

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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Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for Privacy

If you’re in Central Texas, particularly Austin, you know that land is at a premium. This is true in many cities as homes being are being built on less than a quarter acre and your neighbors are typically “all up in your grill”.  There‚Äôs a good reason that one of the most common questions I …

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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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