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landscape design budget

Landscape Design on a Budget

Winter doldrums may have you thinking about how you would like to transform your yard this spring.  And with that another thought you may be having is, ‘How will I afford redoing my yard?”  Landscape design does not have to break the bank.  With a bit of ingenuity and a little inspired thinking you can create a lovely yard that will make you proud.

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cold weather crops

Recipes for Cold Weather Crops

Our most recent article talked about planning and planting your cold weather crops. After that hard work is complete and you are ready to harvest, turn those crops into mouth-watering dishes for the family.

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cool weather plants

Cool Weather Plants for Texas Gardens

It’s getting to be that time for Texas gardeners to start prepping for their cool weather plants to go in the ground. We don’t have long winters in Texas where you can forget about gardening for several months. So put away that mystery novel, get gardening groove on and you will be enjoying some lovely greens on your dinner table soon. Cool overnight temps offer prime growing conditions for some of your favorite garden delights.

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succulents

Tips for Growing Succulents Indoors

Yes, those sweet little succulents are all the rage these days. So many cute varieties to choose from and they are notorious impulse purchases as you wonder through gardening departments. Because of their sun requirements they don’t always make the best houseplants, but with a little love and good care you can very successfully grow succulents indoors.

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texas garden

What To Do in January for Your Texas Garden

Your brain may be thinking “What! It’s winter,” but January is the time to start prepping your Texas garden for spring. There really is a lot to be done and if you organize you tasks appropriately to the month you can spread out the work and not be playing catch up when spring rolls around.

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compost and mulch

Compost and Mulch: Secrets and Tips

Most every gardener knows that mulch is spread on the soil around plants, but beginner gardeners aren’t sure why and many can be confused about the difference between compost and mulch. Let’s talk about some secrets and tips concerning both compost and mulch.

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cold frames winter

Cold Frames: A Winter How-to Guide

It is officially winter, but that doesn’t mean your gardening efforts need to come to a halt. You can use cold frames to extend your growing season and to get an early start on your spring garden.

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evergreens

Evergreens Add Year-Round Beauty to Your Garden

At this time of year as deciduous trees are shedding their leaves you may become wistful at the idea of having green trees or shrubs in your yard all year long. Evergreens are popular because of their green foliage throughout all four seasons and also because of the many beautiful shapes and sizes that are available.

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sprinkler system protection in winter

Protect Your Sprinkler System This Winter

Hopefully your sprinkler system has served you well during the growing season. Now is the time to winterize so you will get many more years of good service. A little TLC before the freezing months will help prevent damage to seals and cracked pipes. While taking the time to winterize may seem daunting to you please know that fixing a broken underground system can be quite costly. That should provide enough incentive to protect your sprinkler system this winter.

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shady areas

Beautiful Plants for Shady Areas

A common misconception is that you need bright sun to grow beautiful plants but that’s not really true. There are many lovely specimens that do quite well in shady areas. You can find a full range of options including annuals, perennials and even robust shrubs. So this fall while you are huddled in front of the fireplace, do some thinking about your spring planting and consider the following to add to your garden.

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