Are Filling Baskets Emptying Your Bank Account?
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 5:49pm

It's that time of year again and the laundry baskets are filling up with school clothes, sports uniforms, and endless amounts of towels.   What can you do about making sure those baskets filling up don't empty your checking account?

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What NOT to flush
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:36am

Although the toilet may seem like an easy way, it is not a trash can. Flushing anything that isn’t toilet tissue or waste contributes to home plumbing blockages, septic system issues, city sewer overflows, and increased work for sewer crews and wastewater treatment plants…

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Leaving Your Home for a While?
Posted: Jul 6, 2017 5:30pm

Don’t Forget to Turn Off Your Water!

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Texas Friendly and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

March 20th is the first day of Spring, a time of the year when your focus turns to foliage and flowers. However, when you live in Texas, you also realize that it won’t be long before you are dealing with drought-like weather conditions and the brutal Texas heat. So, if you are dreading the idea of holding that garden hose over your thirsty tropical plants this summer, we have some drought-tolerant plant suggestions that will help you save time, water and money.

Drought tolerant plants need less water and fertilizer to thrive, making them perfect landscaping choices for our sizzling summers. However, while plants that are noted as “drought-tolerant” can eventually take on the heat, you will need to baby them a bit during their first year of life. Drought-tolerant plants cannot be planted during a drought and then forget to water them. Remember that these plants can handle the heat once they have established themselves.

Shrubs: Barberry, Blue Plumbago, Elaeagnus, Holly, Nandina, Rose of Sharon, Texas Sage, Broomweed, Cotoneaster, Flowering Quince, Juniper, Oleander, Rosemary, Spirea

Annual/Perennials: Artemisia, Liatris, Iris, Lantana, Yarrow, Sage, Blanket Flower, Celosia, Lamb’s Ear, Mexican Heather, Zinnia, Vinca Major