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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Herb Talk: Did You Know? by Linda Corbin, Herb Research Garden Coordinator

Every garden brings its own delight to its gardener. There are few plants capable of providing the sheer pleasure of herbs. The motto of the American Herb Society sums up what herbs are to today’s gardener — "For use and delight."  

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

What happens to yard trimmings bags when they leave the curb?

Contamination

Texas Pure Products are made at the Regional Compost Facility in Melissa from the yard waste collected in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson. This partnership diverts about 60,000 tons of yard debris from the landfill each year to produce high-...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

How Can I Identify Good Compost from Bad Compost?

Good compost is mature compost. It’s ready for use when it is dark and crumbly with an earthy odor (like the forest floor). You will not see eggshells, leaves or acorns, or recognize any pieces of what the compost was before it aged. If the comp...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

10 Ways to Make Your Landscape Earth-Kind

Earth-Kind® focuses on using environmentally friendly management practices to produce landscapes that are beautiful, low-maintenance, and sustainable. The goals of an Earth-Kind® landscape are to conserve water and energy, reduce pesticide...

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