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At Milbergers Sat. & Sun. Dec 3 and 4 MILBERGER’s TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSEat the nurserySat., Dec. 3 and Sun., Dec 4th – All Day LongJoin us for a day of wholesome holiday fun for the entire family. Memorable Photos with Santa:Sat., Dec 3 from 11am ’til 1pm with a professional photographer available.Sun., Dec 4 …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Your snapdragons will attract butterflies and add striking color and a vertical line to the garden with their spikes of flowers. The tube-shaped flowers bloom in nearly every color imaginable and grow to heights ranging from four inches to three feet, depending on the variety. Snapdragons are cool season bloomers and Texas gardeners should set the plants …

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Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 6. Remember to adjust the clock on your irrigation controller too. Eventually fall brings many changes: cool temperatures, less pollen and most importantly, less work in the landscape. One important landscape task that remains is the adjustment of our irrigation system clocks and the replacement of the 9-volt battery. …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Oranges are among the easiest fruits to harvest. When the fruit is no longer green, check it for ripeness by pulling off, peeling and tasting one of the oranges from your tree.  Your fruit begins to fall off the trees when it is ripe. You can’t tell just by the color, so pull one orange …

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Blowing grass clippings and leaves into the street may be simpler and save time, but these materials can clog stormwater drains, harming rivers, streams and neighborhoods. A sure sign of spring, summer or fall is the presence of bags full of leaves or lawn clippings on the curb or an organics (green) receptacle full of …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Kale and spinach grow well together in a combined winter garden because they share the same cultural requirements. The plants grow quickly, with both greens usually ready for the first harvest within 50 to 70 days. Plant fall crops when the average daily temperature drops below 75°F Sow kale and spinach seeds three inches apart …

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San Antonio Water System

Stage 2 restrictions begin when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level reaches 650 feet mean sea level at the monitored well. Coming out of drought stages can be considered 15 days after the aquifer is above the trigger.• All restrictions from Stage 1 remain in effect unless added to or replaced by …

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Native and established trees generally don’t need supplemental water. But during prolonged drought, occasional watering may be helpful — but only if it’s done correctly. Established trees — those that have been in the ground for two or more years — seldom need supplemental water other than natural rainfall. But during an extended drought of …

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Before you turn up your sprinkler system — and double your water bill — consider what areas of your landscape truly need water. The first days of full scorch are here. Scorching sun in cloudless skies, high temperatures and blades of limp grass on the lawn when arriving home from work. Many homeowners greet this …

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Dramatic Tiered Xeriscape

Dreaming of a lounge-worthy, low maintenance landscape? A xeriscape may be the answer. Just keep these seven principles in mind. Coined in 1981 by Denver Water, xeriscape (xeris is Greek for dry) refers to combining a low maintenance landscape with low water use. A xeriscape is not rocks, decomposed granite, cactus, agaves, or rain barrels …

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