Austin, TX

10 Worst Trees to Plant in Austin
Austin, TX, City Rankings

10 Worst Trees to Plant in Austin

Considering planting a tree as part of your outdoor landscaping? It’s a good idea since trees offer beauty, shade and can clean the air. They may even boost your property’s value. There are, however, some types of trees you should absolutely avoid. The following trees are the 10 worst, and […]

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Austin, TX

Best Native Plants for Your Austin Garden

Austin has a climate that sets it apart from the rest of the Lone Star State. The area gets more rainfall than other parts of Texas but is much less humid. Choosing native plants that already grow naturally in the Austin area is your best bet for creating a beautiful […]

Austin Dam Failure Flood Zones
Austin, TX, Water

Austin Dam Failure Flood Zones

Downtown Austin is well protected from major flooding events thanks to our Highland Lakes system. The Highland Lakes were formed after constructing a chain of six major dams along the Colorado River between 1938 and 1951 to protect the Colorado basin. A recent National Weather Service study found that major […]

Austin, TX

Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin

URL: https://www.lawnstarter.com/austin-tx/solar-power-austin Headline: Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin Meta: According to Google’s Project Rooftop, 85 percent of roofs in Austin could support solar panels. John Egan At the Mueller development in Austin, TX, rooftop solar panels are just as prominent as the shingles on the rooftops. At Mueller, […]

Which Austin ZIP Codes Use the Most Water?
Austin, TX, Water

Which Austin ZIP Codes Use the Most Water?

From 2004 through 2011, residential customers in Austin annually tapped enough water for lawns and other outdoor irrigation to fill roughly 8,600 Olympic-size swimming pools. To be precise, that adds up to an annual average of 5,879,032,288 gallons, according to a study by the Texas Water Development Board. Drilling down […]