Growing Prosper

Natural Mosquito Repellents I am generally not a big fan of chemical products that harm our environment and avoid using toxic chemical insect repellents whenever possible. However, my profession requires me to be outside around client’s residences and my solution has been to wear what I called my ‘DEET sheet’…an old cotton sheet that had
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Crisp, cool mornings. Perfect “sleeping weather” at night. Plant catalogs and landscaping “how to” books piling up on our coffee table. It must be Fall! Fall is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons, not just the wonderful weather. This is that special time of year when we prepare and plant now,
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If you plan to over seed your lawn this fall, knowing the difference between annual and perennial rye grass — and how each performs — will help you make the best choice for your situation.

Shrubs suitable for planting on banks or slopes have suckering root systems or branches that root where they touch the ground.

Our approach to using water to irrigate lawns should be that of conservation. The supply is not endless — in fact, only one percent of the earth’s water is available for human consumption and use. The objective is to supplement only what the lawn requires and use this precious resource wisely. How well soil absorbs
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 We in Prosper are so lucky to have many new neighbors arriving by the day, it seems, due to all the recent growth around us. With Toyota and FedEx headquarters opening up shop, as well as many others, we are meeting with lots of new clients that, well, are just not very familiar with the
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The whole world seems to be in love with container plants. So much so that some gardeners can’t control themselves. Their whole gardens have gone to pot. Texans have embraced container plants since the earliest Spanish settlers first introduced the concept. After all, they make great mobile horticultural displays. They provide added architectural interests in
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By Jimmie Gibson Jr. | Special to the Prosper Times-      I am generally not a big fan of chemical products that harm our environment and avoid using toxic chemical insect repellents, yet the mosquitoes seem to find me tastier than ever. My profession, however, requires me to be outside around clients’ residences and
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