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French Drains Dallas

Dallas Landscaper Maria Bargellini, President of Dallas Curb Appeal, helps describe when you need a French Drain How do you know when you need a French drain? There’s a difference between having a drainage problem and too much water overwhelming your landscape. In North Texas we have heavy clay soil. Once the clay soil is saturated […]

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Drainage Solutions: Gutters

Drainage Solutions:  Gutters Gutters or the lack there of can wreak havoc on your home. The purpose of gutters is to collect the water landing on your roof and redirect it away from your property. Houses without gutters are more likely to have not only drainage problems but also issues with the foundation,  mud and grass […]

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Drainage

Drainage If you’re like most people, you’ve seen the unsightly puddles around the yard and never gave it too much thought. You say to yourself, “I’ll deal with later”, or “it doesn’t rain that much here”. Then the ground dries, the soil cracks and you start to notice the cracks in the wall from the […]

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Water Conservation Dallas: Volunteer Drain Marking Project

By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Inc. Have a creek in your back yard or in your community? Ever wonder where all the water comes from? Well here’s some useful information. Everything that goes into our storm drains ends up in our creeks, rivers, and lakes. Unfortunately most people don’t realize that dumping things […]

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Landscape ideas: The Getaway That is Always There for You

The Getaway That is Always There for You Our calendars are full: chauffeuring kids here and there, cooking, cleaning, commuting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, demanding bosses and of course, familial responsibilities. So why on earth add gardening to the mix? No doubt about it, gardening is work. Yet for me, slipping on my gardening gloves releases […]

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Landscape Ideas: Fall Annuals

Landscape Ideas: Fall Annuals By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Inc. We are lucky here in Texas to have great fall weather and a nice long season. The perfect time for planting your annuals is right now. There are two common mistakes people make with planting fall annuals. Planting too Late Planting too Early Most […]

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Pecan Trees

Pecan – The Iconic Tree of TX The Pecan tree is the iconic tree of the Texas landscape.  Its native range begins at the eastern state border and moves westward until reaching areas where the average yearly rainfall drops below 32 inches.  There, it traces the banks and flood plains of rivers and creeks into […]

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Landscape Ideas: Fall Annuals for Dallas

By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Inc., It’s Fall and it’s Pansy planting time. Pansies come in a large variety in sizes and color. You’re guaranteed to find one in a color and size that you’ll love. You can find them in ready mixed colors or you can create your own mixes. My favorite […]

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Landscape Ideas: Pruning Your Oak Trees

By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Question: When do we Prune our Oak Trees in Texas Answer: Winter is best. Avoid any pruning from February 1 through June 15th. The best time to prune your oaks, especially Live Oaks and Red Oaks, is in late winter when they are dormant of less susceptible to […]

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Dallas Landscape Contractor: Shade Plants for Dallas

Shade Plants for Dallas: Oakleaf Hydrangea By Maria Bargellini, of Dallas Curb Appeal Believe it or not the Oakleaf Hydrangea is actually native to the United States, most Hydrangeas are native to china. We here in Dallas use the Oakleaf hydrangea in our shady gardens to add interest to our gardens all year long. It’s gorgeous […]

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