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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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Are you prepared for the mosquito onslaught?
Are you prepared for the mosquito onslaught?

To quote one of my colleagues at the radio station, "I know April showers bring May flowers, but do the May showers also have to bring all the flippin' mosquitoes?" Yes, they do! Mosquito...

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