We are seven months post-Hurricane Harvey, and to many area residents that may seem like an eternity.
Some people are just now getting around to recovering their lawns and landscapes. Emails I’ve received recently suggest many are still trying to figure out what’s worth attempting to save.
So for those listeners, I have links below to some tip sheets we published just after the storm. If you’re wondering where to begin with lawn and landscape recovery, they are all still very applicable today.
Some of you may also need a pair of professional eyes on your situation to advise what’s working and what’s not. I’ve had an on-site consultation business for years, but it’s not a service I promote on the air and seldom mention online. However, I believe many could benefit from such a service, so FOLLOW THIS LINK https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/speak-randy-speak/ for info on how to hire me. Add “Harvey Consult” in the email request’s subject line to get a $25 discount. You’re also welcome to submit a quote request even if you weren’t affected by the hurricane.
Often, people send me emails with a picture or two, expecting a consultation. Unfortunately, without the benefit of actually seeing a landscape with my own two eyes, I cannot tell if something is worth trying to saving.
So, below are two tip sheets we did on post-Harvey recovery, plus one that’s closely related with its focus on soil remediation.
Saturday: The Ground Up, Westpark at Grand Mission
Speaking of composts, I’ll be visiting one of my favorite providers of high-quality compost this Saturday.
The Ground Up, on the Westpark Toll Road at Grand Mission, will have plenty of compost in bulk that you can take away in your truck or trailer for just $79 per cubic yard. If you bought it by the bag, it would be as much as $99.
The Ground Up has many great deals on soils and mulches, but I highly recommend one bargain in particular. This Saturday only … and only at the Westpark location … you’ll never find their Season’s Shredded Hardwood Mulch cheaper by the bag. At $2.50 cents each, that’s half off the normal price. And, friends, this is really high-quality mulch. Check the picture to see what I’m talking about.
Poor-quality mulch that’s often sold at $12 for 5 bags is usually the bad stuff on the right, not the awesome stuff on the left.
So, if you want to change to one of the healthiest mulches out there, come by and see me 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. I’ll have some Lemmonhead shirts available, especially for those coming to get mulches and composts.
Here are a few other reasons to come out to this Ground Up Location any time on Saturday. They aren’t open on Sunday!
- Plenty of Azomite for remineralization.
- Bags of hardwood mulch for $2.50. WOW!
- Bags of rose and azalea soil just $3. Wow, again!!
- Compost DS in bulk for $79 a cubic yard
- Supersacked expanded shale, broken down into 5- and 10-bag lots.
- 10 percent off all plants
- Plenty of GardenLine recommended products like Microlife, Bonide, Nitro-Phos, Medina, etc.