here are many benefits to gardening whether growing fresh vegetables and herbs or containers filled with beautiful flowers. Gardening is great exercise for the body and therapy for the mind and soul. Whether your project is do it yourself or contracted, it can be a substantial investment; thus it is important for the consumer to spend time researching and collecting information before making that final selection. Here in the Hill Country we experience varying weather conditions and other obstacles including drought, intense heat, extreme cold, and those ever present whitetail deer. Some things to consider before planting are sun exposure (sun or shade), drainage, and watering options. It is important to select shrubs and trees that will grow well under these conditions. Gather your ideas and information, snap a photo, and visit your local nursery for assistance with your project. Seek information with the understanding that quality products and proper installation are essential to the longevity of your landscape. The lowest estimate does not always mean the highest quality. A beautiful landscape is an investment that creates comfortable outdoor living spaces and enhances the architecture of your home. If your project is substantial, a landscape design can be extremely beneficial in formulating a long term plan. Consider a rainwater catch system, as well as drip irrigation, as a means of watering while participating in much-needed water conservation. Avoid becoming overwhelmedâ€Śthis Spring, embrace the challenge and move forward toward that long awaited outdoor project! Alltex Nursery and Landscapes is family owned and operated with Danny providing landscape design and consultations; sons, Logan and Tobin, are on-site job managers, as well as Texas licensed irrigators. Wendy manages the nursery. Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals can answer those tough gardening questions and assist you with plant selections and organic solutions to pest and disease control.
10 LIFESTYLE APRIL / MAY 2013
Gardening in the Texas Hill Country can be extremely challenging. Our mission at Alltex Nursery is to provide our customers with quality information and education on well-adapted plants and products to insure successful gardening.
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Published on Apr 14, 2013
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