Mosquitoes aren’t just a bothersome itch, they are also carriers for the Zika virus and more. Here are a few safe treatments and natural prevention methods to keep your home bite-free.View Post
For those affected by Hurricane Harvey, knowing what to do next, where to find items that need replacing or contractors to help it get done, may be a bit of a challenge.To that end, the following list of resources has been compiled to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.View Post
HCMUD 1 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm. This month the meeting location has been changed to:
2817 West Dallas
Houston, Texas 77019
The public is welcome to attend.
Due to circumstances as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the recyclables which were scheduled to be picked up on 9/6 will not be collected until 9/10 (Sunday). Please have your recycle bins in the street no later than Sunday morning at 6:00am. We apologize for the inconvenience. Normal schedules for recycling should resume next week.View Post
Water services are fully operational and the water is safe to drink. Trash collection services are continuing as regularly scheduled, but high volume and lots of traffic at disposal sites may cause some delays for trash collection for residents. Thank you for your patience as we get through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.View Post
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