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Fall Landscaping Checklist to Prepare Your Property For Winter

October is a great time to prepare the plants on your property for the coming cold weather. In Dallas County you can expect to see the first frost around the end of November, so you can plant shade trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs. This is a short checklist of Fall and Winter Landscaping Tasks for North Texas Property Owners:

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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.

Bittersweet Vines

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.

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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.

St. Augustine grass

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.