Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Comanche Trace

Comanche Trace, Texas Hill Country's newest housing community, is booming! And Burroughs Landscaping is right in the middle of it all. 

Located in Kerrville, this lovely neighborhood has small town values yet close proximity to all the convenience of a major city.  In 1978 Bobby Shelton bought the property and named it Comanche Trace, an example of his love for horses and his respect for the Comanche as great horsemen. This land served as headquarters for his many businesses. The Pinnacle Grill, with amazing views of Texas Hill Country, was the company cafeteria.

The homes here are located not only by expansive Hill Country views, but also by an award winning championship golf course.

There are 25 new homes scheduled to begin being built in the next 12 months. Burroughs is excited to have already begun landscaping the new construction. Specializing in xeriscaping and drought resistant plants, it is exciting to see the phenomenal ideas they have.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time to Prune...

Beginning late November until the end of February is the time to prune trees. While not always necessary, the main reason your beauties may need a trim is for safety. Long branches that have previously had lateral branches removed repeatedly may be weak. They should be removed or at least shortened. Narrow branch v-shaped junctions may be in danger of breaking. 

Also an issue, is disease. Naturally we can see the dead and dying branches, but when pruning it is important to not trim limbs with leaves. The leaves are food production against disease. 

If your trees are looking a little rough around the edges, they may need to be trimmed for appearances. 

Oak trees are frequently painted after being pruned to avoid oak wilt. You should still be able to see some sky through the canopy. A good rule to remember is to never remove more than 25% of the canopy in a year.

Allow Burrough's Landscaping to evaluate and share their knowledge with you on pruning your trees this fall season.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall is the Time to Plant

Fall is a great time to plant new pretties. Even though a large majority of plants go dormant in the winter, we have an advantage in the San Antonio and Kerrville, Texas areas. Our winters are not as harsh as other parts of the country. The ground stays warmer allowing roots to continue growing. Fall is actually a great time for planting in Texas Hill Country.

Even if newly planted, the roots will grow and develop during the fall, winter and springmaking for an established root system in time for summer heat and drought

Roses are a great idea for container gardening. Growing in containers allows color to be moved throughout your yard and garden with the change of seasons. If you are considering planting roses yourself, planting in a decorative barrel or pot is easier than digging in our sometime "undiggable" dirt.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Changing of the Seasons

Fall is the perfect time to think about converting your yard and garden to a lower maintenance area. Burrough's Landscaping has the answer for making your space more drought resistant, lower cost, and beautiful.
Mike and his experienced team love changing the scenery from dry, thirsty grass to beautiful designs with rock, stone, paths, and deer resistant plants and trees. Your backyard can be transformed from costly high maintenance to gorgeous, updated magnificence.

We have plenty of rocks everywhere, big and small, we can make great use of them! Arranged into a low wall, they also provide shelter for butterflies, toads and small animals. 

With the right drought resistant plants you can have a garden full of color. After the long, hot summer, flowers are coming to life now in cooler temperatures and more rainfall. Ranunculus are an excellent choice for fall flower planting. Brightly colored, ranunculus are frost-hardy and love the cooler season.

Call Burroughs for suggestions and share your ideas to transform your yard and garden for the change of seasons.