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You may not realize how pretty the true culinary herb Parsley is in the garden!
Plant spring-blooming bulbs in late fall for a beautiful Spring show!
The study verified these bacterium are found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide.
Over watering during the cooler months creates conditions for fungal diseases such as Brown Patch to set in.
Plants that are not only beautiful, but can perform through our intense Houston summer heat.
Texas-tough but beautiful Bulbs
Grow your own herbs, they are both beautiful, and useful! Containers are perfect for growing many types of herbs. More DIY herbs details...
Celebrate the fall season by trying something new on your porch, like pumpkin planters!
We have some tips to quickly spruce up around your outdoor spaces for those shindigs at home!
Halloween is coming! So, there’s no better time than now to explore plants with dark and mysterious foliage
It's a great time of year to get your VEG on!
Mid-September to mid-October is the best time to strengthen and prepare your lawn to survive the winter and vigorously recover in the spring.
Yes, you can plant edibles in the ornamental garden...
Here are several items you might want to do the month of September to prepare your garden/lawn/landscape for Fall.
Summers in Texas can be scorching, but there is a simple remedy: Plant more trees! Here are some of our favorite Medium to Large, Texas-Tough Trees...
Tips to control and prevent weeds in your landscape...
When a drip system is used, water is released slowly and steadily, plus directly to the root zone, so it's never wasted through evaporation or runoff.
Overdoing it in the heat and sun can cause heat exhaustion and heatstroke! Signs to watch for and how to avoid...
March is just around the corner and almost time to plant some Spring veggies. Growing your own vegetables can be very rewarding for the entire family, and it's never too late to get started if you haven't already!
Get inspired about a Spring-Season plan for your yard here...
Choosing the best grass depends on several factors...
Your soil needs to be rich and healthy to grow happy plants. Tips here...
Adding edibles to your yard is a great way to create a special kind of garden that adds both a beautiful focal point and delicious fresh fruit of your very own!
Water features can be a soothing and stunning addition to your landscape...
Tips and instructions on how to best transplant/plant a tree/shrub/plant...
The role plants and landscaping play in reducing crime and developing healthy communities.
Whether you live in an apartment or a home with a large patio, there are a bounty of options when choosing cool-season container planting combinations.