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Fertilization & Weed Control: key steps to a healthy, lush, green lawn
Perfect for around the swimming pool, spa or patio, containers of plants are a relatively inexpensive way to add a splash of style and color to your Outdoor Signature living space. Available in a vast number of sizes and shapes, containers can be conversation pieces on their own. Containers (...)
Well known for its durability and beauty, teak has long been used for outdoor furnishings. With its density and beautiful rich color, teak is the perfect choice foroutdoor living. We suggest that you choose teak which has been plantation grown by producers concerned with avoiding deforestation. Though it may cost a little more, with proper care, teak furniture will stand the test of (...)
Now is a GREAT time to have your swimming pool or landscape project designed by Outdoor Signature, so it will be ready for the upcoming swimming season. Keep in mind, your will need approvals from local officials (building permits) and in some cases, Homa owners Associations as well. Construction can also be delayed by severe weather. So if you plan on having that new swimming pool or landscaping project completed at the start of the next (...)
Now is the time to prepare roses to withstand the rigors of winter.
The plants should be practically buried to a depth of six to eight inches by using the soil in the bed around the plants or by the addition of other soil brought in. If the plants have been spaced too closely to permit mounding without exposure of roots, some loose, mellow soil should be added. Frequently, additional soil can be borrowed from a nearby shrub bed.
Tie the tops of the individual plants together (...)
We are lucky in Texas because we don’t have to go through the many steps to “close” our pools for the winter season. Our winters, for the most part, are mild enough to keep our regular service schedules, although many people who use a pool maintenance company often choose to cut back to bi-weekly service. However, the pool, like the house and yard, does require a few easy tasks to keep it running smoothly.
Some things you may want to remember to address before that snap of cold (...)