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Texas Lawn Issues: How to keep a Nice Thick Healthy Lawn

Lawn Issues: How to keep a nice thick healthy lawn A nice thick healthy lawn can be easy to keep if you just know what happens when things start going wrong and attend to them. Most lawn issues start out looking the same- and are described as brown or dead spots in the yard. You have to decide what the problem is before you can fix it—and you have to fix the problem before you can restore a healthy look to the damaged area. Diagnosis can be difficult and often treating for the wrong problem just makes things worse. (For […]

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Organic Insect & Disease Control

My philosophy is “ do no harm’. I teach you to rely on a well balanced organic program that includes depending on beneficial insects and companion planting to keep you garden free of all damage. If you feel that your garden is without a natural population of ladybugs and lace wings then I recommend that you release them. In most cases these are the only two that I feel it is necessary to release, if for some reason you do not have a good natural population. Organic Insect & Disease Control with Ladybugs When introducing ladybugs – Buy them at […]

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DIY Pest Control Reminders

Home Pest Control the Natural Way Hi Everyone– Just a reminder –if you are doing your own exterminating for inside pest control like roaches , silverfish, scorpions, spiders etc–and it has been 6 months since your last application—You need to re-apply The Eco-Exempt G (which is the granular ) outside, around the foundation of your home , garage and other structures–The 22 pound bag treats a foundation around most homes twice–so one bag will cover your pest control for a whole year. The product is applied by just scattering it at the base of your foundations–I use a small bucket […]

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Fairy Gardens – Bringing Whimsy to Your Texas Garden

The Fairy Garden I grew up in Fort Worth playing in my grandmother’s large garden and listening to her stories about fairies and other garden sprites that, according to her, shared our tranquil space. Fairy gardens was something that I started thinking about again when we were lucky enough to have my granddaughter Taylor ( 3 months old then ) come to us for day care. I had been given several of the lovely little books written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker about her life long fascination with garden fairies. The books are filled with a poem about each […]

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Moving your plants inside for the Winter

In the late Fall—If you are moving a plant inside that has been outside (to provide winter protection) –water it well first and then make a solution of 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 gallon of water and use that to drench the soil—this will kill off pesky fungal gnats or other soil born insects that may be there and the plants will benefit from the acidity in the Apple Cider Vinegar. Let this drain through and then move your plant inside. (Be sure that you understand that this is Apple Cider Vinegar not white vinegar-white vinegar will […]

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