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Do not locate your vegetable garden within six feet of hedges, shrubs or trees. Not only do these larger, more permanent plants compete for light, but they also gobble up nutrients and water necessary for healthy vegetables. The major consideration for garden location is sunlight. All vegetables require some sunlight; the most popular vegetables require …

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The end of summer doesn’t mean that your gardening work is over. With the plants taken care of and watering arrangements compliant with city code, now is a good time to look at the tools that keep your garden green. Taking inventory is a good place to start before the organization work can begin. See …

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South Texas summers mean a lot of sun, no rain and water restrictions. These conditions can be difficult on some delicate plants, but some do thrive in these drought or desert-like conditions. Here are a few plants that can stand up to the Texas summer heat and come out even more beautiful for having survived …

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High heat, little rain and strict water restrictions can make gardening difficult in Texas. South Texas gets hit especially hard with a combination of high humidity and high temperatures. Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping and gardening that aims to reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from other irrigation means. Xeriscaping is a …

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If you live in or near the Texas Hill Country, you have undoubtedly had to protect your trees, plants and ground cover from the multitude of deer that reside in our area.  Deer can cause extreme damage to trees and plants making homeowners and gardeners spend good money on deer repellents and barricades for their …

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We all learned in school how trees sustain us.  They give us oxygen, keep our air clean, cool our environments and even save us energy!  That’s right, the shade from the trees around your home or business can alter your energy costs as the trees grow and bring about more shade and cooler temperatures. CPS …

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We have planted milkweed for the monarch butterflies. The milkweed is doing well but is loaded with aphids. Should we try to control them or can we just leave them be? Just leave them be. The milkweed should survive fine despite the feeding aphids. Hopefully, lady bugs and other predatory insects will reduce the population. Some …

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