Landscaping Techniques to Reduce Weeds

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Weeds are every gardener’s worst nightmare. They grow and spread quickly, taking over your yard or garden and stealing precious nutrients from your plants. If you are trying to find a way to prevent these pests from gaining the upper hand and calling your yard or garden home, follow these techniques to reduce weeds: 1. […]

Essential Tools for Taking Care of a Home Garden

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Having the right tools is essential if you want to properly maintain your garden. For those who are just starting out, the sheer amount of gardening tools available may seem overwhelming. For most gardeners, however, there are only five essential tools necessary for taking care of a home garden: 1. Gloves The first thing any […]

How to Keep Bugs Out of a Vegetable Garden

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Insects such as ants, snails, and aphids enjoy making a snack out of your vegetable garden. The hard work and dedication you put into ensuring the health of your plants are all destroyed when your garden gets invaded by pests. Pesticides can damage the plants, the environment, and your family, so the best way to […]

How to Maintain your Home’s Landscaping

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A beautiful yard is a great place to spend your time, and it can also add significant curb appeal to your home. Of course, even a well-landscaped yard can begin to look dismal if it isn’t properly maintained. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple steps you can take to keep your yard looking great all year-round. Here […]

Prepping the Yard/Garden for Spring Planting

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The coolest months of the year here in Texas are behind us, which means it’s time to start thinking about springtime. If you’d like to plant a garden this year, believe it or not, it’s past time to start getting things prepped. If you’re a little behind, don’t worry; there’s still time to get your […]

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

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Every year, more and more people start growing their own vegetables. It’s estimated that 35 percent of households consume foods that they grow at home or in a community garden, which is an increase of over 200 percent since 2008. Although gardening is becoming more mainstream, it is still a daunting task for those who’ve never […]

How to Repair a Wood Deck

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Wood decks are beautiful and add value to your home when properly maintained. Proper care and maintenance is key to keeping your wooden deck looking its best and safe for use for many years to come. Thankfully, there are many basic repairs that you may be able to handle yourself with a little time, elbow […]

10 Tips for How to Make your Landscaping Drought Tolerant

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When you live in a place such as Texas that often goes through droughts, it’s important that your landscaping is able to withstand periods with little water. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep your landscape beautiful throughout the hot summers and rain-free winter months. Here are 10 tips for how to make your landscaping drought-tolerant: 1. […]