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Choosing the Right Plant for your Landscape

As spring has given way to summer, hopefully your landscapes have all flourished and your yards are the talk of your neighborhood. However, if this doesn’t sound familiar then perhaps you aren’t planting the right plants.


In this edition of tips and tricks I would like to talk to you about choosing the right plants for your central Texas landscape. Proper plant selection is among one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful gardener.


The first thing to know is that we are in zone 8 on the USDA plant hardiness zone map. The USDA plant hardiness zone map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based...

New Automated Trash Trucks April 22, 2019

NEW AUTOMATED TRASH PICK-UP COMING SOON BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2019- EARTH DAY! Round Rock Refuse (a.k.a. Central Texas Refuse) will begin using AUTOMATED REFUSE COLLECTION TRUCKS throughout our district.  The refuse collection industry is moving away from manual collection as automated trucks are safer, faster, quieter and cleaner than the current method.  To enable this new automated system, homeowners will need to make a few adjustments to the way you put out your trash.  These changes include:
  • Using your current trash carts, set your cart on a flat surface at the edge of the curb or at the end of your driveway apron.
  • The cart must be a minimum of three (3) feet away from any objects such as mailboxes, trees, utility poles, vehicles, and your other cart on recycling days.
  • For those of...