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Category Archives: Sustainable

Drought Tolerant Landscapes, Austin

What Is A Low Water Landscape? Xeriscape is a word that’s become quite popular but it is widely misunderstood as a rock and cactus solution like this… Xeriscape by definition means low water plants, which means you use what grows naturally in your hardiness zone, for the sun you have in the environment that is …

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Landscape Hardscapes 101

One of the most expensive parts of any landscape are the hardscapes. Hardscapes are just what they sound like…Hard. Anything from concrete to metal, rock, sidewalks, built in ponds and pools are hardscapes and soft materials such as plants and soil complete a landscape. Pools, patios and decks are very popular in Central Texas. Wood …

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Saving The Planet One Yard at a Time

A concept that started with a rather bitter seed has grown into something beautiful and so much bigger than myself. For many years I have known the Planet needed saving but I wasn’t exactly sure how anyone would go about it. It was rough for me to see the way people seemed to have lost sight of …

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Mulch, It’s Not Just Pretty

Mulch is a very undervalued commodity in our garden space. This is one of those area’s where I seem to get the most resistance. You will hear me say, 4″to 6″ over and over again as I speak about gardening. There is a very valuable reason for this. Most of us have yards that have …

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Organic Much? Liquid Seaweed is a Great Start!

Among the many available organic fertilizers now on the market, liquid seaweed extract is certainly one of the most beneficial. This is because it is not only a plant food, but it effectively works as a biostimulant (stimulates the biological process in plants and soil) and a soil conditioner as well. Yet, many gardeners still …

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