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The Scoop on Tea Scale

It’s an excellent time to shop for blooming camellias so you know the exact color, shape, and size of the flowers your plant will produce. As you plant and maintain your shrubs, especially camellias, keep an eye out for tea scale. Despite the ambiguous name, tea scale is actually a small insect that can ruin all your hard work in …

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Composting Deconstructed

There are many great reasons to begin composting, but a lot of people are intimidated by the idea because they think it’s complicated or time consuming. So let’s deconstruct composting to examine why it’s beneficial to the environment and your yard. Then, let’s take a look at why now is a great time to start. First, landfills across the country …

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Soil: The Key to Gardening Success

The quality of your soil can determine the success of your plant selections. It’s disheartening, to say the least, when you spend valuable time and money on plants that don’t thrive and you are not sure why. There are so many ways to improve the condition of your garden and a lot of plants have different nutrient needs than others. …

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All About Encore Azaleas

The beautiful blooms azalea bushes provide are often associated with springtime. But, fortunately, Encore Azaleas rebloom in the spring, late summer, AND fall. There are thousands of azalea species, hybrids, and cultivars, but only 31 are Encore Azaleas. Development of these special hybrid blends started in the ’80s. As a result, we get to enjoy these showy flowers several times …

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Lawn Diagnosis

Proper lawn diagnosis is the key to solving any turf issues you have. Without knowing the problem, and sometimes there are several, it’s difficult to appropriately treat the lawn. Often, people try to determine the problems they’re having on their own, only to throw away money on products that are not meant for their lawn. So how do you get …

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National Indoor Plant Week 2017

National Indoor Plant Week is the third week each September to celebrate indoor plants and their many benefits! Indoor plants work to purify the air in your home or work space. But how? The leaves and roots absorb pollutants, refreshing the air you breath. Studies show plants reduce stress and tension. Indoor plants brighten a space and encourage a more …

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Post-Harvey Lawn Recovery

Hurricane Harvey certainly left its toll on the greater Houston region. Our lawns and plants weren’t spared from the devastation. For many, lawns safe from flood water are now being destroyed by storm debris. So how do you figure out what survived? Is anything in our yards salvageable? Surprisingly, in some cases, the answer is yes! The first question to …

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Sod Webworms Got You Down?

Sod webworms are rampant across the Houston area right now and many customers have asked us how to permanently get rid of these pests. Not sure what sod webworms are or what trouble they might cause your lawn? Take a walk across your yard and near your flowerbeds during the day. If you see off-white moths that take flight and …

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New Garden

Top 10 Tips for a New Garden

It’s that time of year,  people are moving or building new homes and that means a new garden.  At Warren’s we have all created new gardens.  So our experienced garden staff wanted to share their tips with you.  With these tips you should be able to create a new garden that is both beautiful and practical.  We also want you …

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Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care

Our summer lawn care guide can help you have the prettiest yard on the street.High heat is part of living in Texas, and now is a good time to look at your yard and others in our area, and see what plants are doing great and which ones have been struggling.  Depending on what you find a little makeover for …

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