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Nov 6

With the weather finally starting to cool down and the holiday spirit starting to ramp up, you’re probably planning on preparing a lot of holiday meals this coming winter and fall. And what would a holiday meal be, of course, without some fresh herbs! Herbs not only taste good, they look good, and can be a beautiful part of any landscape. Especially, when

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Oct 2

Before the 1980’s not much was known about the virus we refer to as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or the terminal illness it would develop into, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today, however, kids learn about HIV/AIDS as early as elementary school, and thanks to advances in medicine it has since been downgraded from a “terminal illness” to a “manageable chronic disease.” Unfortunately, the symptoms of HIV/AIDS can actually make it difficult for people to receive the treatment they need. Mainly, increasing difficulty in finding and keeping a job. Without a steady income people can struggle to pay for housing, food, clothes, and toiletries. Under those conditions, even people with health insurance can have trouble keeping to a medication schedule! That’s where Project Transitions steps in. Project Transitions is a non-profit organization located in Austin, Texas whose main mission is to support people living with HIV/AIDS by providing them with, “supportive living, housing, recuperative and hospice care.” This not only means they provide affordable transitional housing, but they also provide services that help them apply for permeant housing and get them closer to living an independent life.

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Oct 2

And that means: plant, plant, plant! Contrary to popular belief, in Texas, fall might be an even better time to plant perennials, trees, and shrubs than spring is. That’s because our mild winter allows roots to grow and become established, so that when spring does come the plants can take full advantage. Be sure to do your research beforehand, of course, as every

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Jul 14

Good to the Last Drop

By Hayley Tiefenthaler | Leave a comment

Native Edge Landscape is committed to being environmentally responsible by only using the most sustainable practices. Rain gardens are one of the best examples I have seen of this in my time here at Native Edge. The juxtaposition of clay soils and limestone bedrock here in Austin naturally sheds stormwater into the city’s drainage system

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May 1

This time of year, every drop of water is important! With summer quickly approaching, it is a good idea to test your irrigation system for any leaks, wear and tear, over-spraying, or lack of coverage. You can easily do a quick test of your own irrigation to be sure there is no water being wasted, and that your

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May 1

For the fifth year in a row, Native Edge Landscape will be sponsoring the Violet Crown Festival! The festival will take place on May 6th from 10am to 5pm in Brentwood Park. We will be creating and decorating a temporary garden to corral Domino the Pig. The plants will be donated to Brentwood Elementary School after the event. Native Edge

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Apr 10

You should re-stain your deck before the weather gets too hot and your wood too dry! The best way to accomplish this is by wetting down your deck and scrubbing it with a biodegradable wood cleaner and a stiff-bristel brush. This will remove all of the dirt and grime, and prepare the wood for staining. Rinse this, and allow the deck to

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Apr 10

What’s Our Edge?

By Hayley Tiefenthaler | Leave a comment

Every day I have new customers ask me what sort of services Native Edge Landscape can provide, and every day I have the same answer – We can do whatever you want. Native Edge is a full-service, completely custom landscape design company. I spoke with our designers to get a better understanding of what this

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Mar 6

From the Inside Looking Out

By Hayley Tiefenthaler | Leave a comment

My only experience with landscaping is getting eaten alive by mosquitos and unwillingly killing every plant I have ever touched. So, as you may imagine, it has been a bit of a learning process in the few months I have worked here at Native Edge Landscape. Through my work on the website portfolio I had

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Mar 6

Oak wilt is a fungal disease that spreads from sap-feeding beetles attracted to fresh wounds on oak trees. These wounds can be caused by broken limbs, root systems, or from pruning. You can protect your trees by avoiding damage caused by lawn equipment such as weed-eaters, lawn mowers, and shovels. Prune your oaks only at

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