Planting Root Vegetables in Fall

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If you intend to grow a fall vegetable garden, you should go for planting root vegetables. These vegetables require a short amount of time before they sprout. Additionally, they can withstand the dry conditions of fall. Therefore, you can sow these vegetables in late summer and early fall. They can remain in the garden until the first frosts, and many of them will last even longer. Afterward, you can harvest and store them- or enjoy them immediately in a salad or stew! These low-maintenance vegetables do not require much effort on behalf of the owner. The fall temperature is appropriate to produce root vegetables. The cold soil allows them to incorporate the soil nutrients into their organs and then utilize …

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Gardening Tips for Winter in North Texas

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While winters in Texas are usually moderate, there are still periods of freezing weather and your lawn and garden still need care and protection. Here are some tips for how to care for your North Texas landscape. Autumn Prep for Winter In October, start by doing an invasive weed-picking session. Start off with clean garden beds and shrubbery bases to prepare for winter. Remove any dead plants and debris. This will help eliminate nesting areas for pests and breeding grounds for disease. Prepare your newly cleared-out garden beds by adding compost. Winter is a good time for soil to absorb nutrients. Add about 3 inches of compost material to the beds in early November. It will slowly decompose over the …

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Common Summer Issues: Drought, Pests, Weeds, and Fungal Diseases

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With all the delights of summer, it also comes with its own list of concerns when it comes to lawn care. Drought, garden pests, summer weeds, and fungal lawn diseases are among the most worrisome. Fortunately, Frisco Lawn Pros is ready to take care of you and your yard no matter what you’re facing. Let’s take a look at each of these factors and learn a bit more about why they’re an issue specifically in the summer:  Drought This one seems like a no-brainer. Even though Texas can experience drought any time of the year, it is most hazardous to your landscape in the hot, long days of summer. But the solution may not be as clear-cut as you think. …

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Benefits of Pruning and Watering After a Hard Freeze

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Here in North Texas, we scarcely see ore than a day or two at a time of freezing weather. Brief cold snaps with a fleeting sheet of frost pose very little risk of damage to your lawn, garden, shrubs, and trees. But what about every so often, such as this past winter of 2021, when we are met with several consecutive days of below-freezing temperatures? The thing is, North Texas winters are generally so mild that your outdoor plants may not go completely dormant. Not all plants and trees lose all their leaves, or even all their green. This can make live foliage more succeptible to frost damage. Fortunately the experienced team at Frisco Lawn Pros can help you get …

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What does a grading contractor do?

What does a grading contractor do? This is the question that many homeowners ask themselves when they are considering having their own company built on their property. A grading contractor is someone who can grade your land for you and then put it all back to the way it was before the work began. This can help make your landscape easier to maintain, as well as give you the money that you need in order to have the job finished. There are many different landscaping companies out there that use these professionals to help them build everything from a simple backyard or pool area, to a massive water garden or even a casino. A landscaper can be defined as the …

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Plugging Dead Spots on Your Lawn.

Benefits of Grass Plugs Lawn grass plugs are one of the very best ways to get your new lawn established or fill in bare spots in an existing lawn. If you’ve wondered how to get a beautiful lawn started or renovated without the hassle of seed or the expensive costs of sod then grass plugs are for you. Lawn grass plugs are clumps of sod with soil and roots that have been lifted out of a stand of grass. Dead spots crop up for a variety of reasons, inluding poorly nourished grass, as well as diseased grass and inadequate nutrition. You should know what your grass needs- and doesn’t need- based on specific requirements. If you have children and/or pets, …

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Using Dried Leaves as Mulch

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Fall will arrive in a few months, along with the big beautiful mess of leaves littering your yard and driveway. This seasonal event is a mixed blessing, is it not? On one hand, you’ve got a delightfully crunchy collage that’s fun for the kids to play in. On the other hand, you can’t just let it all keep building up. A pile of dried foliage can attract ticks and fleas, which is a nightmare if they get a hold of your pets or loved ones. And a wet pile of foliage will begin to develop mold and and algae if left sitting for too long Yuck! So what to do? Gather up your lawn care tools: a rake, some gloves, your …

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Garden Fencing Ideas to Keep Dogs Out

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You are lucky if you have enough backyard space to make your garden for yourself. But keeping your dog out of the garden is quite a difficult job. That’s why you should have fences in your backyard. It will help you to protect your garden. It can also enhance your yard, and will stop your dog from approaching the plants. There are many ideas about garden fencing. You can use whatever your garden suits. Make sure your dog can also enjoy these fences. It will help them to stretch their legs and do some exercise. Just make sure your dog is comfortable in the garden. 1. Landscaping Landscaping is a way to keep your dog away from your plants. If your …

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Hardscaping With Rocks and Stones

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Hardscaping is a great way to cut back on lawn care chores while keep your yard beautiful. It basically includes any type of landscaping that doesn’t exclusively utilize plants to cover the ground. Popular hardscaping practices you might recognize are rock gardens, stone paths, and stone-based edging around gardens, decks, trees, etc. So it’s safe to say that most hardscaping installations include some form of rocks- either natural or manicured. Let’s take a look at a few popular choices for hardscaping projects. River Rocks and Tumbled Stones River rocks are naturally sourced, often found at either your local quarry or major gardening store. They range in color from grey and off-white to light pinks and browns. Good for full rock …

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Fun Outdoor Activities for the Fall

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The beginning of the fall season is the most favorite time of the year for many people. There are a lot of us who perceive the change of weather as an exhilarating. During the fall season, the air becomes fresh and crisp, creating a calm yet spectacular ambience. What so many of us truly appreciate about fall is the abundance of enjoyable outdoor activities. Not only do we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors, fragrances, and fresh veggies- it is actually wonderfully comfortable to spend a few hours outdoors! Speak of which, Fall Lawn Care Tips offers some excellent advice on how to keep your yard healthy now that the weather is cooling off.  Let’s explore some fantastic autumn …

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