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Mesquite Trees

by: Blue Marble
May 24, 2016

You may have noticed your Mesquite trees putting on their annual bean pods. With the prolific nature of some trees, you may have even noticed the tree branches sag from the weight of them. Yep, it’s that time of year! Although these bean pods are edible; primarily they have been ground down to make flour […]

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SUMMER TURF TRANSISTION!

by: Blue Marble
May 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Yep, our typical hot summer weather is almost here! With the increase in temperatures comes our seasonal decrease in turf quality; you may have already noticed this throughout the community. The Rye grass planted for the winter lawn has begun to wither out, showing brown patches and appearing dry […]

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Xeriscape

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Winter Rye Transition & Scalping

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