Why Should I Fertilize My Lawn? Is It Really Necessary?

Grass doesn’t just grow on water and sunlight alone. If you want a lush, green, beautiful lawn, you’re going to need to fertilize it — potentially as many as six times a year. Let’s take a look at lawn fertilization, why it’s necessary, and whether…

Eight Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

Not a fan of dousing yourself or your yard with chemical-based bug repellents to keep mosquitos at bay? Then it’s time to supplement your landscaping with a few plants that repel mosquitoes naturally.  Which plants should you opt for? Take your pick from the list…

Planting Grass Seed vs. Laying Sod

When recovering your yard, you have two major options: seeds and sod. When you plant seeds, you’re just planting grass. Over time, grass grows in to fill any holes and gaps. Grass can even take over for another species of grass, given enough time and…

What Are Some Ways to Deal With a Sloping Lawn?

A sloping lawn presents some significant problems — not the least of which is that it tends to be unusable. Sloping lawns don’t just lead to poor water runoff. It’s also very difficult to make them an entertainment, recreation, or living space. With that in…

Five Best Grass Types for Texas Weather

When you’re ready to landscape your Texas property, it’s imperative that you select a hardy grass that can tolerate our notoriously temperamental climate. Drought- and heat-tolerant grasses tend to perform best in Texas weather, and fortunately, there are several grass species that have adapted to…

How to Get Rid of Weeds in Grass

Lawns are great. They’re beautiful. They’re fun to play on. You can enjoy the feel of lush grass beneath your toes. Everything about them is wonderful. Except the maintenance. Taking care of a lawn is a lot of work, and one of the greatest plagues…

Best Drought-Tolerant Plants for Texas Yards

It’s great to have a beautiful, plant-filled yard in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but taking care of plants can be a huge burden if they aren’t suited for the climate. DFW isn’t high desert, but there are drought periods, and you want plants that can…

How to Make Your Grass Greener

Having a lawn is great. You get to play fun games in the summer. You can walk barefoot through it in the spring. You can simply appreciate its beauty through most of the year. There is a reason part of the American dream includes a…

What Type of Grass Do I Have?

A grass lawn is a staple in Texas. It’s nice to be able to walk barefoot through the grass and relax. Since the warm seasons last so long, you get to enjoy your lawn more than most places in the country. Still, while you’re enjoying…

How to Start a Flower Garden

Spring is the perfect time to start a flower garden. However, unless you have a green thumb honed with years of gardening experience, you are likely at least a bit intimidated by the prospect of creating a flower garden. Here’s how to do it. Your…