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Control Freak Much?

One of the best ways to squelch the life out of a good design is to work with a client who can’t give up control to the process. You need to be open to suggestion, education, what is realistic and what isn’t. While there are many certain’s in landscape and gardening; More times in life, …

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Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening is a term you are going to be hearing more frequently in the garden community and for a very good reason. The basic principle is “sustenance and sustainability” but there are several meanings to the words “sustainable gardening” and they lead you all to the same place. “Sustainable”, environmentally sound, “sustenance”, nourishment grown in a …

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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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What Does Your Landscape Say About You?

Whether you like your yard simple and Green or loaded with flowers and colors there is a yard style with your name on it. As a landscape consultant my mission is one thing…make your yard the best expression of you and your lifestyle as is possible. A landscape consultation is a tremendous value as it saves you money …

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Roses for Central Texas

Winter in Central Texas is the best time to plant and transplant roses. Roses are one of my absolute favorite plants and I think they have a very bad rap for being high maintenance. While that may be true for some of them, there are now many hybrid varieties of roses that do very well …

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