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Question: After application of a granular weed and feed fertilizer with a herbicide in it, what is the chance that there is herbicide carryover into the clippings after a few rains? Can these clippings be composted for general use?

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June will arrive in a few days and the summer growing season will be in full swing. Even though our summers tend to be on the warm side, productive home gardeners still can gather colorful bouquets from the landscape and fresh vegetables from the garden. The productive landscape and garden w…

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April is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoor garden, especially after a rather cool winter season. Landscapes that were turned dull brown are beginning to display vibrant colors that remind gardeners the joy of gardening in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast region.

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Even though it’s a show appearing in limited areas, bluebonnets are starting to put on spectacular floral displays nowadays. A couple of weeks back I was traveling on Highway 3 in the League City area and there by the roadway was a sizable patch of bluebonnets. I saw a similar size patch of …

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In March 2017, I toured several sites along the Azalea Trail sponsored by the River Oaks Garden Club. It was a dreary and rainy day. Even though the prime flowering period for most of the azaleas had passed, the remaining azalea flowers provided ample glints of colors to lighten up a rather …

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More and more local gardeners are learning that herbs are easy to grow and can add flowers, fragrance and texture to the landscape. Herbs are also vital to flavor many dishes.

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Many gardeners are considering making minor to major improvements to their landscapes as part of their gardening activities for the New Year. The good news is that January is an ideal month to start planning for renovating the home landscape.

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Our winters tend to be relatively mild and that’s considered a blessing by most folks. Nevertheless, temperatures can occasionally dip low enough to be able to inflict a significant toll on many landscape plants in the Galveston County area.

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No one wants to see their best work end up in the trash, but that’s what happens to far too many vegetables. Their leaves and peels are often discarded instead of being an integral part of a nutritious meal.