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 […]

The Worst Bugs in Austin and How to Get Rid of them

Living in a lush city with mild winters feels like heaven… until the armies of pests begin to congregate in yards, on patios, and around pools, waiting for their chance to ruin your day. The creepy crawly, not to mention bitey and stingy contingent of this corner of the world can’t help it. They’re thirsty […]

Watering Restrictions in and Around Houston

You may be hot, but you can get into hot water if you use too much water in Houston. With average summertime temperatures in the mid-90s, it’s an absolute must to stick with the city’s water conservation plan. Watering restrictions in and around Houston are in place because drought in Texas is common.  Sticking to […]

Lawn Mowing and Maintenance in Austin

Austin has it all: live music, festivals, art, and culture. There’s so much to do, the last thing you want is to get hung up on something as basic as keeping your yard green and lush. While you may think you know all about yard work, you may be in for some surprises when it […]

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 […]