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Yes, We Have No Banana’s!

You’re not in Kansas anymore baby-doll, this terrain isn’t for the weak or the weary. It’s hot as hell, the only rain we get is all on the same day and the ground parts that aren’t rock are clay and/or builders dirt (aka, Red Death. There is a reason we don’t have basements here, the …

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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 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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Austin Hardiness Zones, Precipitation, Environment and Yeah, it’s Really Hot Here!

When trying to decide what plant to choose, you first have to consider where you are planting. Not only the location in your yard but the location in your state. I am in Austin, Texas, and we are in Zone 8a/8b- ish. This is an important distinction because certain plants will do well in our temperatures …

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How to Use Compost

This is a follow-up blog to my previous titled “Composting” so if you have not read it, click the link because this is an area that requires more than one page. Composting has many different sides to it, there are the composters, the vessel used to create compost, composters, the people who make their own …

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Composting

After a rather heated (mostly tongue in cheek) conversation on a discussion board about whether people should participate in the City Of Austin’s new composting program I was inspired to write yet another blog on why I believe it is so incredibly important to compost, use compost, make or buy compost, just to compost…getting the drift? Seriously though, …

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