Go Native!

When choosing what to plant in your garden this year, take a step away from exotic plants and take a leap forward towards natives! Let’s face the sad truth that we do not live in Hawaii or some beautiful rainforest in South America. Our weather is hot and dry in the summer sometimes too hot that it’ll burn most exotic …

Gifts That Grow!

Valentine’s Day is only a couple days away. It’s time to start thinking about what to get your loved one to make this year unforgettable. Cut roses are a good start but to make this year memorable get a gift that grows. Lucky Bamboo is perfect for those people in your life that want to get their green thumb on …

Common Problems in Veggie Gardens

To successfully grow your own veggie garden you must also take in mind problems you may have along the way. Here are some common problems you may have in your veggie garden and how to treat them. Knowing how to treat for fungus is a crucial factor to not getting early and late blight as well as verticillium wilt. Any …

Tips For Growing Tomatoes

If it’s your first time or your thousandth time planting tomatoes we have some tricks up our sleeve to get growing delicious tomatoes! Refresh your soil! Add a variety of different types of compost to your pre-existing soil and mix it in. Adding more organic matter allows the microorganism to become active in your soil which means more nutrients added …

Plant Your Seeds Now!

This is the perfect time to start planting your seeds indoors and get a head start on preparation for spring. There are many benefits in planting seeds now rather than waiting for spring or buying young seedlings to reduce extra work. Starting your seeds indoors allows you to get a head start on the season, control the way your seeds …

What To Do After A Freeze

The freeze has passed and while you pride yourself on the plants that survived the harsh weather you also hold close to your heart the ones that unfortunately didn’t. Now that you’ve prepared your plants for the climate change and the freeze has come through this opens up a great opportunity to do some after the freeze care. Through this …

Protecting from a Freeze

You get pretty lucky being a gardener in Texas; usually, the temperatures stay above freezing. However, on some rare occasions, the greater Austin area gets an overnight freeze or two. Protecting your non-cold tolerant plants is crucial to their survival through a winter freeze. Cover your plants in a frost cloth, a simple and commonly preferred method. A more serious …

Birds in the Winter

Everyone hears, “Birds go south for the winter,” but, “south,” is Texas. Regardless of how warm Texas winters are, birds are still susceptible to freezing temperatures. This article will help you to understand where birds go, what they eat, and the shelter they need to survive the winter. During the winter months, birds fly south to Texas and Mexico from …

Staying Alive: Succulents

Christmas season is just around the corner! Which means for this year’s season of joy Succulents are the way to go for gift giving. Before you present these beautiful little plants to your loved ones make sure you know how to properly care for them. Watering is a big part of their care (like most plants). The fastest way to …

Gifting for a Gardener

Christmas is the perfect time to gift gardening essentials to that person in your life who wants to start a garden. What do you get someone who wants to start a garden in December? A lot of veggies are sure to freeze if they get planted in the ground now. We have a gift for everyone at Round Rock Gardens. …