“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful” -E.E. Cummings

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming”

-Pablo Neruda



   So, you may as well find an efficient way to compromise with nature. Here are some ways in which you work out your tumultuous relationship and enjoy all that Spring has to offer.


Utilizing the benefits of Spring


   Rather than allowing the bipolar nature of Spring hinder your home improvement process, allocate some time to find the best way to harness it. One such example is recycling rain water for gardening. Especially in Central Texas, the best time to start a garden is between March and April (aka NOW), and as stated in our previous blog “…life requires thorough preparation…” Take the time now to set up water storage barrels alongside your abode. Attach to gutter system in order to maximize the potential of what is commonly seen as “waste water.”

Like this – 





   Not only will you minimize the amount of limited resources that you use, you can lessen your water bill and be able to provide you and yours with a lush and high yielding garden through those dry months. Essentially, you can have your cake and eat it too. 


   Another method of ensuring an efficient use of resources, money and time is to take the time to “renovate” your property with plants native to your region.

Not only will you lower your water bill, but you will create natural habitats for the Texas Wildlife. Straight up stuffing that cake in your mouth!


   Further information can be found at events around town, Including:


              Presented by Zingers Hardware and General Merchant.

      2. Native Texas Plant

                     Meredith O’Reilly enlightening us of the value of native gardens. 

                      Exploring Native Texas Flora.




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