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Shade Trees for Texas Heat

Shade Trees for Texas Heat

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...

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Extend Crape Myrtle Blooms

The summer beauty of all the blooming Crape Myrtles is everywhere.  Wouldn't it be lovely if we could enjoy these blooms year round?  Although that's not possible, there are some ways we can prolong the crape myrtle's blooming season.  Here are some tips...

  • Now is the time to deadhead it (cutting off the dead blooms and seed heads as soon as they fade), which can often make it bloom again.  Don't confuse developing seed heads with seed heads though because they can look very similar.  Keep in mind this can be done anytime throughout June and July.
  • After deadheading, try to boost the blooms by feeding your Crape Myrtle with a water-soluble, bloom-booster or even Miracle Gro.
  • Avoid pruning in the fall, since pruning can stimulate new sprout growth that may be killed by the coming cold weather.
  • Remember the best time to prune crape myrtles is in February, since this is when the fully dormant Crape Myrtle's naked branches give you a view of its structure and frame.  But definitely avoid the "Crape Murder" trend of your neighbors!

Living Expression Landscapes is a full-service landscape design and maintenance company.  Call us to take care of all your year-round landscape needs, including pruning and fertilizing, so your yard always looks at it's best!

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Crape Murder!

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When properly trimmed, Crape Myrtles will have a beautiful structure to them and a vigorous bloom season. Stop Crape Murder!

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