Vines from Seed

Vines Vines Vines It’s mid August and it’s been incredibly hot for about 6 weeks. As I sit here in my air conditioned house I’m staring out my window at the vines I planted this past spring from seed. I […]

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Best Planting Practices for all Things Green

The secret to planting all things green is a technique called double-digging It’s a cold, rainy day here in Austin and that means my crew and I have the day off. Trying to remain productive, I’m sitting down to think […]

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Time to Plant Trees is Finally Here. I Think

Fall In Central Texas Is The Perfect Time For Planting Trees With all this weird weather we’ve been having around Central Texas lately it’s hard to know when fall actually arrives. If it has arrived, it’s definitely late. So let’s […]

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When to Turn Off Sprinklers in Fall or Back On in Spring

Properly Timing Your Yearly Sprinkler Shutdown Or Turn On Can Save You Money Wastewater averaging is calculated mid-November through mid-March. Since there is no meter for the amount of wastewater you use the City of Austin uses the total amount […]

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Mimicking a Slow Rain Using Sprinklers

It’s intuitive to most folks that a slow rain is far more beneficial to a grass lawn than a brief downpour. In order to prevent runoff it’s best to break our watering into 2 cycles: the first to get the […]

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Plants for Privacy Screening

Vegetative Screens for Privacy When I first walk into a new yard with very little landscaping, the first thing I assess is the amount of privacy the landscape provides. If the homeowner would like a bit more in the way […]

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Fall Gardening

Time To Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now that the temperatures have started to fall (at least in the evenings), I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about fall vegetable gardening. As the day time temperatures fall so too […]

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George from Geo Growers explains the magical properties of Thunder Dirt

    George Altgelt Of Austin’s Geo Growers Is One Of The Foremost Soil Authorities In Central Texas We’ve been recommending Geo Growers’ “Thunder Dirt” Forever. It’s great, rich soil suitable for just about any gardening project. Here’s George talking about […]

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Thunder Dirt

Thunder Dirt By Austin’s Geo Growers Is Gardening Magic When I first decided to start a backyard garden back in my 20’s I heard from a local plant nursery about this soil you could have delivered for your yard and […]

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Drip Irrigation For Vegetable Gardens

Utilizing Drip Irrigation in the Vegetable Garden Drip Irrigation is Perfect for Vegetable Gardening A zone with its own program can be set up on the controller for the special needs of a vegetable garden. As the growing season proceeds […]

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