Dallas Residents: Here’s How to Start an Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

Growing an herb garden in your kitchen window is a simple task for Dallas, TX residents. Herbs have been used for centuries to flavor food and for medicinal purposes. Dishes wouldn’t taste the same without herbs to create unique flavor combinations. Learning how to start an herb garden in your kitchen is surprisingly easy. Most […]

Lawn Mowing and Maintenance in Dallas

A maintenance-free lawn doesn’t exist in North Texas. That’s the first thing to keep in mind when you think about your yard in Dallas or Plano or Irving. Because the growing season is so long, you’ll be putting work into it even longer than homeowners in cooler climates. But it’s not complicated! Here are some […]

Native Plants That Thrive in Dallas

It takes a Texas-tough plant to thrive in a North Texas garden without coddling. The Metroplex sits in the middle of the Blackland Prairie ecological area and sees some extreme temperatures, from the upper 20s in the winter to 100s in the summer. But native plants — the ones that evolved in the DFW area […]

Controlling the Worst Weeds in Dallas-Plano-Irving

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the weeds. They’re just a fact of life for homeowners in the Metroplex. The long growing season in north Texas that gives us gorgeous lawns is also hospitable to weeds, and you may end up locked in battle with the worst ones. Here are some tips for controlling the worst […]

Watering Restrictions in Dallas, Irving and Plano

It’s shaping up to be a fantastic 2019 in Texas, at least when it comes to drought. As the year began, more than 95% of the state was NOT in drought, and water levels were at their highest since the early 1990s. It’s certainly a very different picture than it was 10 years ago when […]

The Worst Bugs in Dallas (and How to Get Rid of Them)

Texas is bug heaven. With 100,000 types of insects known to exist in the United States, one-third can be found in the Lone Star State. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, “Texas has more different kinds of insects than any other state.” With our long, hot summers and 40 or so inches of […]