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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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How Do I Begin a New Landscape?

The first thing you want to do is decide how you plan to use your land and be sure to create as many living and seating places throughout the space as possible. You can hire a designer, consultant or even go online for inspiration to design and create your own space to enjoy. Whether it …

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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’s 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 with …

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Water Conservation, (We are long over due)

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink?  It’s no surprise that after years of record droughts and historic heat waves that people would be thinking of ways to conserve water, but the truth is that water conservation is long overdue. Contrary to popular belief, the drought didn’t begin two years ago it actually …

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Lisa’s 5 Basic Rules of a Successful Gardener

With the depressing last blog I posted, with impeding doom and drought  just shy of the locusts invading Austin,  I thought at least a few solutions were in order.  I have 5 basic rules to becoming a succesful garden and I have seen them work for over 20 years.  After a recent trip for over …

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