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Common Sense Landscaping Saves Water and Money

Mark your calendars for the Save Water & Money with Common Sense Landscaping seminars. Sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities Conservation, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, and Mountain View College, these FREE seminars will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Performance Hall (Building “E”) at Mountain View College.

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5 Great Ornamental Grasses for North Texas

Ornamental grasses add dramatic visual effect to your property, The tall flowing foliage, variety of textures and colors provide you with many choices that will fit into your properties’ landscape design. Ornamental grasses are often used to add interest to your landscape design, to fill barren spaces, as well as in container planting.

Zoysia japonica 2014

Is Zoysia Grass the Right Turfgrass for Properties in North Texas?

Zoysia is a warm season perennial grass with a beautiful dark green color and a fine texture. Zoysiagrass grows well in high traffic areas, making it a good choice for commercial properties. Zoysia grasses grow best in full sun or moderately shaded areas. When it is properly watered and maintained, Zoysia grass will grow into a thick carpet of healthy turf.

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Pros and Cons of Bermudagrass for North Texas

Bermudagrass is a warm season perennial that is commonly used throughout the South and Southwest. Even though Bermudagrass has a fine texture, it has a rich dark green color and grows well in high traffic areas.

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Pros and Cons of St. Augustine Grass for North Texas

St. Augustine grass is a popular warm season grasses used in North Texas. St. Augustine forms a nice thick layer of grass via runners. Healthy and well maintained, it can also choke out weeds.

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Plano Residents Get One-Day Water Holiday

Plano residents are currently under Stage 3 restrictions of once every other week watering, which will continue through October 31, 2014. The rules that apply to currrent watering will also apply to the water holiday. Watering with sprinklers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. is prohibited.