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Cold Front on the Way – Ready Your Garden for the First Frost

Cold Front on the Way – Ready Your Garden for the First Frost

December 5, 2016 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

With a cold front and the first fall frost just around the corner, ready your landscape with a few basic tips and find out what plants to cover, which to bring indoors, and which are done for the season.

Moisture Meter- The Simple and Smart Watering Gadget You Need

Moisture Meter- The Simple and Smart Watering Gadget You Need

August 3, 2015 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Learn to water wisely with this simple, handy gardening tool that checks the moisture levels in your garden soil and pots.

Spring Cleaning for Your Landscape

Spring Cleaning for Your Landscape

March 25, 2015 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Spring is officially here, and the warmer weather may have you itching to go out into the garden to get your hands dirty! But before you visit the nurseries and buy all the pretty flowers in sight, take a little time for some spring cleaning in your landscape.

Love Your Garden In February

Love Your Garden In February

February 11, 2015 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

For this Valentine’s day, show some love for your garden. Mid-February is an ideal time for a number of garden tasks, from pruning summer-blooming perennials, planting trees, shrubs, and a handful of edibles, to planning ahead for a bountiful spring.

Welcoming Fall to Your North Texas Garden

Welcoming Fall to Your North Texas Garden

September 30, 2014 | By Carrie Dubberley | 1 Reply More

Fall is the best time to plant, to allow your perennials and shrubs plenty of time to establish their roots before the next summer heat wave arrives. Plan your garden now and pick a fall color display you can enjoy for years to come. Find beautiful native color combinations to brighten up your fall garden at metroplex plant sales and events this October.

Winter Tree Care & Planting

Winter Tree Care & Planting

March 4, 2014 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Before the rush of spring gardening, with all the excitement of visiting nurseries to find new shrubs, perennials and seasonal color, think about one of the most valuable parts of your landscape: trees. Winter may be a dormant time for trees, but it is the perfect time for planting trees and for taking care of the trees growing already in your landscape.

Tasks for Your North Texas Winter Garden

Tasks for Your North Texas Winter Garden

February 10, 2014 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

The weather outside may be blistering cold, but our winter gardens still afford us opportunities to put our green thumbs to work, and for more than just raking leaves! With roughly 6-8 weeks until the last average frost in North Texas, it is not too late to tend to these winter tasks, many of which will make your spring garden all the more enjoyable.

Watering Wisely: 7 Xeriscape Principles to Help Save Water

Watering Wisely: 7 Xeriscape Principles to Help Save Water

March 18, 2011 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Most of Texas once again is suffering from a severe drought, making water conservation principles more important than ever. You can save water, time and money by following the seven time tested principles of Xeriscaping — coined by the Denver …continue reading

Planting Steps Crucial to Good Growing

Planting Steps Crucial to Good Growing

June 11, 2010 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Start by having a carefully thought-out plan before the first shovel flies or innocent plants are brought home from the local nursery. Adding compost to our clay soils will make the soil more workable and give the plants nutrients such …continue reading