Category: Tips and Tricks

Dec 4

It’s Christmas time, and down here in Texas we do things slightly differently than in other states. That’s why, with a name like “Christmas cactus”, you knew I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to talk about this succulent sweetheart.  1. Watering/Soil. Christmas cactus, or Schlumbergera bridgessii, needs moist soil to grow, but not soaking. Too much and the plant will

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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

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

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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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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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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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Feb 6

Weed Control Tip

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May 26

Instagram Likes Literally stuck ’em in a bucket. #greenthumb #mastergardner #pricklypear #cactus #tejas #atx #balconygarden

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Feb 11

SHOW YOUR YARD SOME LOVE

$100 Off One-Time Spring Cleanup

Spring is just around the corner. Give your yard a head start by scheduling a one-time cleanup to clear out all of Winter’s debris. Clean up includes leaf removal, weeding, corn gluten application, winter pruning and trimming to start the spring off right! Contact us now and mention this email to get your discount!

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