lawn care, mulch, organic, sustainable, Uncategorized

Rake Those Leaves, or Leaf It Alone?

It's beginning to look a lot like.....well, like AUTUMN here in South Texas.  But, I don't dread leaves on the ground anymore. Winter officially begins today, December 21st, even if my sister in Denver begs to differ.  Storms here sent leaves scurrying, as per schedule this week.  So, what should be done about that?  (The… Continue reading Rake Those Leaves, or Leaf It Alone?

tree care

How To Succeed With Seedling Trees

I have 75 tree saplings coming from the Arbor Day Foundation.   What's the best way to ensure their survival? Saplings, arriving bare root - meaning not in a bucket with soil - are especially cost effective but, like a newborn as compared to a toddler, require more intensive care.  At shipping in the fall or winter,… Continue reading How To Succeed With Seedling Trees

disease, lawn care, native plants, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought

We just bought a new house and it was empty for some time.  I use my irrigation system a couple of times a week, but should I water my mature trees more than that this summer? (pecans, oaks)  We haven’t had much rain for the last 6 months.   Anthony S. Most of the nation… Continue reading Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought