Spring is right around the corner, and right now is the absolute perfect time to prune your Crepe Myrtle trees. Late winter and early spring is the ideal time because there are no leaves and all the branches are not only clear to see, but easily accessible to trim. Crepe myrtles bloom on new growth and …read more →
Winter is finally over and that means it is time for Spring lawn preparation. Spring is an extremely important time to perform lawn maintenance. Following these 5 simple steps will not only make your lawn beautiful all season long, but also make your lawn maintenance more manageable. 5 Guidelines for Preparing Your Lawn for Spring …read more →
Establishing your new sod grass is not a complicated process. Sod should be laid on your dry soil the day it arrives. If temperatures are above 80° the soil should be moistened the day before to cool soil temperatures. How long to water new sod? Begin watering new grass sod within a half hour after …read more →
Fertilization When you fertilize your lawn properly, you will have a healthy, dense turf that maintains a deep green color and chokes out weeds. Nitrogen is every lawn’s most important ingredient. How often can I fertilize my lawn? Fertilizer affects not only lawn appearance, but also maintenance level. The more you fertilize, the more you’ll …read more →
Before planting, it is best to select soils that are tolerant of clay soils, then planting them correctly. Clay soils are usually alkaline with pH ranging from 7 to 8.5. It is important to have the soil examined before planting because some plants grow with specific pH preferences, before selecting plants that will flourish in …read more →
Tips for landscaping with stones and brick. Make walkways and garden borders.
Commonly kept indoors as a houseplant, philodendron plants are easy to care for, and come in many different shapes, sizes, and varieties. Like most other plants that originated from tropical America, the philodendron enjoys bright, filtered light, or low light. Their broad waxy leaves cannot handle full direct sun, and require a place inside the …read more →
This video contains basic Lawn Maintenance tips offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension Water University sponsored by the City of DeSoto Public Utilities Division.