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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

Rain Gardens Add Eco-Friendly Touch to Landscapes

Rain Gardens Add Eco-Friendly Touch to Landscapes

July 10, 2010 | By Carrie Dubberley | Reply More

Rain gardens (also called bioretention) are assets for any home, school or business. They are beautiful, capture rainwater, and ease flooding, erosion and contamination of surface water. Whether we are in a drought or flood, we benefit by capturing rainwater …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