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Decline of the Standard Impatiens

The Standard Impatiens have long been a shady favorite in Southern gardens. Impatiens are a tradition for those of us with shady gardens.  It is hard to find a more cheerful flower with vibrant colors that enjoys both shade and heat in our long summer months.  Growing up […]



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Bagging or Mulching your lawn clippings?

Mulching your clippings prevents waste going into our landfills.  It also puts nutrients back into your lawn, as the grass decomposes feeding your lawn.  A mulcher is a small attachment that can be added to your mower that allows you to mulch the grass clippings as you […]



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Why Choose Green Meadows Landscaping?

The answer is simple: We are established and reliable. Your garden is designed by a landscape architect, maintained by a certified fertilization applicator, and bugs and weeds are kept at bay by a certified chemical technician. We specialize in ALL facets of residential landscape needs, including; design, […]



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Simple Steps to Butterfly Gardening

Like my kids, I love quick results without a lot of work. Here are some of my tips to starting your own butterfly garden this spring. Plant a Passion Vine in a sunny location for instant results. Our passion vine is planted by our kitchen window so […]



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Preparing Your Landscape for the Dry, Hot North Texas Summer

Several clients have asked us how they can better prepare their landscape for our hot summer weather?  Here are some easy steps to implement: * Use shrubs and flowers that are heat and drought tolerant.  Tender plants that are not hardy to our area require more water. […]



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Saving money on flower color!

Flowers make a colorful impact on your landscape.You can save money by taking a few simple steps: Read labels carefully for full sun or shade tolerant plants.  If the label says partial sun or shade do not plant in afternoon sun.  A few hours of sun from […]



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Designing Year Round Landscapes

The Summer landscape creates a visual bouquet of colors and textures that draws you into the landscape.  The bright flowers create an English Cottage feel.  The continuous color blooms from early spring until fall. The Winter landscape lacks a clear focal point. There is no “bones” to the […]



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Looking forward to Warmer Weather?

According to Weather.com, the average daily high temperature in North Texas in March is 69 degrees with the average low sitting at 49 degrees.  For those of us who live here, we marvel at how quickly winter can feel like spring…and then an hour later feel like […]



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Mowing Season if Just Around the Corner

Mowing Season if Just Around the Corner

The 2013 mow season is upon us as we enjoy warmer temperatures.  Green Meadows is now scheduling lawns to begin mowing the first week of April.  If you would like lawn service before April 1 please call our office. Tips for Spring! Getting ready for spring includes a […]



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Lawn Care Tips for Spring

Do not scalp your lawn. “Scalping your lawn” was once thought to be helpful in getting rid of dead grass, and providing sunlight for new grass to come in. We now know that scalping a lawn does more harm than good. I occasionally see homeowners scalping and […]



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