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Why you should water early in the day
Why you should water early in the day

I had a great GardenLine call last weekend on when to water the lawn and landscape. And I thought it would make a great topic for this week. I realize many folks feel lucky to get their lawns...

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Natchez and Muskogee - the best crape myrtles ever, IMO
Natchez and Muskogee - the best crape myrtles ever, IMO

Recently, with the GardenLine radio show, a speaking gig in Beaumont, and a consulting job for a townhouse complex, I've been talking a lot lately about Natchez and Muskogee crape myrtles....

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Top 10 biggest changes in Houston horticulture since 1996
Top 10 biggest changes in Houston horticulture since 1996

A garden writer friend asked me and several other supposed experts to come up with the top 10 biggest horticultural changes we have seen in the past 20 years. At first, I couldn't think...

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Beware the chinch bug onslaught
Beware the chinch bug onslaught

It's July. It's hot. And it's dry. So, here come the chinch bugs - pests that can literally suck the life out of a St. Augustine lawn. Most chinch bug-free lawns in your neighborhood are the...

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It looks like a Sweet Green summer
It looks like a Sweet Green summer

I had a fun conversation at a dinner party hosted by my wife's business the other night. A few guests at my table knew what I do for a living, and several did not. One fella familiar with...

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Getting Control of Gray Leaf Spot
Getting Control of Gray Leaf Spot

Recently on Facebook , I shared an old tip sheet about solving the "yellowing grass dilemma," especially seen after excessive rains. Several Facebook fans reminded me, though, that yellowing...

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Randy's Proven Three-Step Flea-Elimination Program
Randy's Proven Three-Step Flea-Elimination Program

Last week, we alluded to the fact that this summer may be a tough one when it comes to insect control, due in large part to all the moisture and what will likely be unrelenting heat and...

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The Perfect Conditions for Slugs and Snails
The Perfect Conditions for Slugs and Snails

The cooler-than-normal May and extraordinarily wet weather we've endured for the past two months have led to an onslaught of gastropods - slugs and snails. Those conditions will also create...

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It's no longer
It's no longer "should" you re-apply. It's OKAY to re-apply after all the rain!

After the combined April 18 deluge and the Memorial Weekend downpours, a whole lot of new questions have come up related to lawn care and my fertilization schedules. Whenever similar...

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The Mimosa - A Beauty and a Beast
The Mimosa - A Beauty and a Beast

I usually get a lot of requests at this time of year for help in identifying a certain blooming tree. It's a specimen with rather feathery leaves, similar to those of the honeylocust's, with...

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