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GPR and Utility Mapping for Extending into the Garden

GPR and Utility Mapping for Extending into the Garden

Mapping utility lines is often more of a challenge than initially anticipated. Drawings get old. Historical records become lost. Hand-drawn illustrations turn into desk-based ones, making the interpretation of utility archives a real puzzle. The use of ground penetrating radar or GPR is a helpful alternative. Distributors can confirm the location of utilities and plan […]

Adding Shrubs to Your Yard: DIY

Adding Shrubs to Your Yard: DIY

If you’re looking to upgrade your landscape, but don’t want to plant a garden, we’ve got some ideas for you. Who doesn’t want to add some height and texture to their yard, rather than just having a groomed lawn with a couple of trees? This is why we’re going to explore planting shrubs.  So what […]

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Overseeding

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Overseeding

If you’ve ever had a dry or sparse patch in your lawn, you may be familiar with the helpful practice of overseeding to address the issue. But how much do you know about making sure this practice is effective?  It’s one thing to simply disperse some extra seeds, hope they take hold, and literally watch […]

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden

How to Create Your Own Rock Garden

If it’s time to renew your landscape, rock gardens make a beautiful and creative addition to your yard. These typically consist of a mix of rocks, boulders, sand, gravel, and whatever other ornaments and vegetation you choose to add. For those with an artistic eye, a variety of materials can be implemented to create a […]

Landscaping for New Homes

Landscaping for New Homes

When you purchase a new home, the builder usually includes newly planted sod, a sapling in the front yard and not much else.  This essentially provides you with a blank canvas for landscaping your new home.  Where to begin landscaping for new homes? Know Your Soil Conditions Before you start breaking ground and building your […]

Landscaping with Water Features

Landscaping with Water Features

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Different Types Of Landscape Water Features If you want to make your outdoor space more attractive, you should consider adding a water feature to your landscape. Depending on the type of water feature that you choose, it can either act as a central component of your landscape or it can […]

Texas Perennials for Shaded Areas

Texas Perennials for Shaded Areas

It is no secret that Texas can get hot in the summer, therefore has plenty of sun to go around.  What if you have tall shade trees in your yard or part of yard doesn’t get very much sun?  Many plants require at least partial sun to flourish and sustain growth. The conundrum is that […]

Trimming Crepe Myrtles In Texas

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Trimming Crepe Myrtles In Texas

Texas is home to a broad variety of plant life due to its climatic diversity, yet one shrub you’ll easily find state wide is the lovely crepe myrtle. While its blooming season may change from one region to the next based on weather patterns, late winter or early spring is the best time to trim […]