Understanding Lime

Lime now, but only if you need it Our high rainfall and soil composition in our region typically causes us to have acidic soils. Speaking technically, our soils will typically be below a 7...

Fall Leaf Management

It's at this time of year that we clearly understand why another term for autumn is "fall"! The leaves slightest breeze brings down a shower of leaves from shade and ornamental trees. Now comes...

Texas Forestry Association Plants Commemorative Tree

A commemorative tree was planted today on the grounds of the United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service office, Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in Lufkin, Texas.   The Shumard Oak, donated by Steely Lumber...

Harvesting Persimmons

More and more in the fall, questions come in about harvesting persimmons. There are our natives and the commonly planted Oriental persimmons. Oriental persimmons generally start ripening around late October through the early part...

Winter preparation for lawns

Care of your lawn in the fall is as important as in spring and summer. Regular care is the key to an attractive and healthy lawn through the fall and winter months. Here are...

Can I Plant This?

There are lots rules out there for one to be successful in gardening. Books and neighborly advice will often say you must do this or you can’t do that if you want a successful...