Recently, the idea of Xeriscaping has spread rapidly as a way to save on water. However, Xeriscaping is only effective to save water if done correctly. Therefore, we have put together a few strategies on how to save water with Xeriscaping.
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We often get asked “What are dry well drainage systems?” Dry wells are one of the earliest models of a water runoff management system. This type of drainage system disposes of water by dispersing it into the ground to reach groundwater. It is a type of passive structure, as the gravity encourages water flow into pipes along the top portion of the system. The water then discharges through smaller openings along the sides and bottom.
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A common question among some of our customers is, “What are French drainage systems?” A French drain is the most common type of outdoor drainage system. It directs water to a drain rather than dispersing it within the landscape.
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We often get asked “What are grassy swale drainage systems?” A swale is an area of your lawn which is carefully graded to direct water. A swale may not be visibly noticeable. This is because it can be as little as a 1 inch drop of every ten feet to provide enough flow for it to be effective. It helps dissipate water over a larger area, or directs the water to a bog planting or a drain.
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Cutting back your blooms might seem a bit harsh, but seasonal pruning is beneficial to many flowers for a number of reasons. Therefore, we will discuss how to prune your flowers for Spring.
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Taking action for Spring will give your flower bed the early boost it needs to look amazing throughout the seasons. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to prepare your flower bed for Spring and Spring cleanup.
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Drip irrigation systems are continually growing in popularity and use. This growth is due to water restrictions and the desire to conserve water use in the garden, lawn and landscape. We will discuss the benefits of eco-friendly drip irrigation systems.
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Sprinklers help keep your lawn healthy and looking its best. However, winterizing your irrigation system prevents the water from freezing inside the system and causing damage. We will discuss the effects of not properly preparing for winter and how to prevent frozen pipes and winter damage to an irrigation system.
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The chilly air of fall and winter is finally descending upon us in Texas. As you prepare for colder weather with chores such as cleaning your fireplace or servicing your heating and cooling system, consider winterizing your irrigation system as well. We have put together a few tips on how to winterize your irrigation system in Texas.
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One of the many perks to life in Texas is the year-round gardening. Planting seasonally is one of the best things you can do for your garden. However, fall color depends on many things. Therefore, we will discuss planting for fall color in Texas.
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