mow sod

Know Your Yard When choosing a lawn mower for your yard, should to know the property your mower needs to handle will help you narrow down the options. A small patch of grass (under 50 square meters) can be easily mowed using a manual reel mower. You’ve got to move a bit faster to activate the blades properly, but there…

walkway

How to Build a Stone Walkway A walkway made of stepping stones is a simple, inexpensive way to add charm to your landscape. Stone paths offer a practical route for foot traffic from the sidewalk or driveway to your front door and along the side or back of the house. Consider your home’s architecture when choosing a style of stepping stone. If…

clay-soil

Why you should amend clay soil? It’s so hard for plants to thrive when their roots are planted in clay.  How to amend clay soil so that it’s easier to dig, easier to water, and easier for your plants? Soil is the foundation of the garden. When you have a hard clay soil in your garden it makes it more difficult for your plants…

5 Common Grass Weeds in Texas

The Battle for Your Lawn These 5 common grass weeds in Texas can sprout up in your lawn as well as your gardens.  While some grass weeds are easier to manage than others, therefore not solutions for these weeds will be the same and might take more time to treat.  If you don’t see the weeds in your lawn you…

landscape-palms

Where to Start When learning how to prune a palm tree use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners, or sharp pair of loppers for small fronds. For larger fronds a sharp, clean cutting saw will be necessary. When using a ladder, make sure to take all safety precautions. Falling larger fronds have knocked folks off the ladder during the removal…

angelonias

A Must Have for Texas Gardens. Landscape professionals and horticulturists are raving about Angelonia’s heat and drought tolerance, extended bloom period and performance in the landscape. Better Homes and Gardens magazine listed it as one of the top 20annuals of 2008 and it was a Georgia Gold Medal Winner in 2009. In addition the Angelonia is a Texas Top Performer…

Plan-drawing

These are mistakes to avoid. Over-watering Many homeowners make the mistake of over-watering. Most lawns just need about an inch of a water per week. The best time of day to water the lawn (and usually any plant) is early morning so it has all day to dry. Sprinklers with automatic timers reduce water waste. You don’t have a plan….