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Preparing your Plants for a Light Freeze

By Mary Beth / December 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

It looks like our temperatures could dip below freezing for 3 – 5 hours early Saturday morning.   With temperatures at 30 – 32 degrees for just a few hours, we shouldn’t see much plant damage – only our tender tropicals will be effected.    Just this week, I noticed new growth on firebush shrubs that…

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Wild Olive

By Mary Beth / November 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sunday was the perfect day to spend outdoors – cool and sunny.  After burning the branches already in the fire pit, we wandered through the yard trimming dead wood to keep the fire going.   It gave us a chance to take a good look at our trees – how they’ve grown, what looks good, and what…

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Wooly Oak Galls

By Mary Beth / November 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Theres no need to get anxious about wooly oak galls on the undersides of your leaves. If you have watered and taken care of your live oak tree, it s health won’t be affected at all

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Healthy trees along the road

Tree Pruning for Healthy Trees

By Mary Beth / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

As it grows cooler and trees go dormant, we begin to consider what winter pruning might need to be done.   Why Prune? Pruning is important to your tree’s health.   Tree growers prune every year so their trees have a nice structure with high forks and open branch angles. Pruning keeps your trees looking great and…

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A beautiful residential landscape

Planting Trees

By Mary Beth / September 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

When Planting Trees, PLAN Ahead At a tree farm, we think about trees and planting trees all year long. But in Texas, October is Arbor Month. Fall is the best time to plant trees in Texas so the farm usually gets lots of calls then from cities and schools and clubs asking about tree planting.…

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Big trees on a residential area

Why Fall is the Best Time for Tree Planting

By Mary Beth / September 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Prime tree planting time is just around the corner. Everything resource out there agrees that Fall is the best time to plant a tree. But, have you ever stopped and wondered why? Less Stress Do you find moving stressful? I know I do and trees and plants do too! The heat of summer adds stress…

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Wind Damage to Your Trees

By Mary Beth / May 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

With hurricane season beginning within the week, it’s a great time to assess your trees and try to anticipate which might be vulnerable to wind damage.    Typical wind damage includes loss of limbs, split trunk, and total uprooting of the tree. After Hurricane Dolly, we had a 50 or 60 year old Ash tree…

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2 ways to protect your roots

By Mary Beth / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

This lovely tree planting bed is so much more than meets the eye! These home owners took great care to protect the existing trees when they graded their new yard. #1  Remember to keep the root flare exposed The root flare is at the base of the tree.   It’s where the trunk flares out where…

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