time on grass
rotors: 15-20 minutes / pop ups: 10 minutes
rotors: 20 minutes / pop ups: 15 minutes
rotors: 25-30 minutes / pop ups: 15-20 minutes
rotors: 15-20 minutes / pop ups: 10-15 minutes
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How Often Should I water???
This is probably the most frequently asked question by landscapers. To help, below is a quide to give you a starting point. Each yard is different, so some adjustments might need to be made. For example, some yards have more shade than others and might not need as much water.
Please Note This Schedule Is A Guide Only & Should Be Adjusted If Needed
time on garden beds
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# of days/week
every 7-10 days
2 days a week
3-4 days a week
2-3 days a week
Most homeowners in the north Houston suburbs have come to notice that they share thier lush landscape with this wonderful creature. It is an amazing to see a deer in your yard or perhaps on your street, but with this comes the realization that your landscape could become thier next meal. If you know that you are located in an area where Rudolph and his buddies reside, below are a few options of plants that most likely will not turn into a snack.
Texas Sage, Esperanza, Japanese Boxwood, Japanese Yew, Nandina, Oleander,
Pineapple Guava,Viburnum,Yaupon Holly, Thryallis, Maiden Grass,
Purple Fountain Grass
Perennial Plant Options:
Amaryllis, Angel Trumpet, Salvia Greggii, Bearded Iris,
Blue Plumbago, Dusty Miller, Elephant Ears, Hummingbird Bush,
Indigo Spires Salvia, Lantana, Rock Rose, Rosemary,
Philodendron, Wedelia, American Beautyberry, Society Garlic
the largest single flower is the Rafflesia or "corpse flower". They are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42"!!!! It is also
the smelliest flower. It has the name "corpse flower" because it smells of rotting meat. This attracts the flies that help it pollinate.
There is also the
Amorphophallus titanum which is quite large. It has an inflorescence
that can grow 10 feet high!
However, this large structure is not a single
flower, but rather hundreds of small buds on a single stalk.