Austin, TX

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Austin, TX, Landscaping, Texas

7 Hot Houston Landscaping Trends

It’s no secret that people in Houston love their yards.  Just drive through West University, River Oaks, the Heights, Spring Branch, or the outlying suburbs. You’ll see a variety of beautiful plants and landscape design. Yes, despite the quick-changing temperatures, humidity, and ongoing challenges of heat and heavy rain, Houston […]

Austin, TX, Pest control, Texas

Worst Garden Pests in Austin

Austin’s humid, subtropical climate makes it a paradise for gardeners. It also makes it a paradise for garden pests. Anyone who has spent time in the capital city knows warm seasons bring all kinds of things that fly, crawl, creep, and lurk. The Austin area is home to hundreds of […]

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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 are the 10 worst, and in […]

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 an Austin landscape is your best bet for creating a beautiful […]

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 […]