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Winterize Your Irrigation System to Save Water Costs

One day we are enjoying a lovely day with 75- to 80-degree weather and before you know it, the temperature drops to 35 degrees overnight. North Texas might even be looking at our first freeze of the season. It is not too late to winterize your irrigation system to prevent water loss and icy walkways. Prepare your irrigation system for
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Should You Add Mulch Around Trees and Plants in Late Fall?

Adding a fresh layer of mulch around your trees and plants is just important in Fall and winter landscaping as it is in the spring and summer.

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3 Tips for Successful Winter Overseeding

Overseeding will also help to improve the appearance of the existing grass by filling in areas damaged by drought, diseases or other pests. By making your grass grow thicker, overseeding can also thicken and increase the density of thin turf and strengthen the turf in time for spring, giving it better resistance to disease and drought.

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September Landscaping Tasks: Prepare for Fall with Cool Season Plants

Now that summer is over, we can finally look forward to cooler weather. September is the month when you should start to sow cool season plants, and prepare trees and other landscaping on your property for fall weather.

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Ask the Gardener: Will My Tree Survive Bittersweet Vines?

Is it possible for a cedar tree to leaf out again when a tree has been shaded out by the Bittersweet vines? See the advice the VMC Gardener gives to a new property owner.

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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.