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Why plants die

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Our friends at ValleyCrest have put together a great list of reasons why native and “drought-tolerant” plants die. It’s a great, quick read that’s worth sharing with your clients.

Yeah! You made the effort to be green and you jumped on the conserve water, only use drought tolerant, native plants sustainability bandwagon and what happened? The plants died and you want to know WHY??? Here are 5 reasons why your drought tolerant, native plants died.

Yes, plants can be drought tolerant, but unless they are petroleum based (plastic), silk or preserved. They are going to need some water.

Often new plants are added to existing plantings. Ergo the problem. Established plants require less water than newly installed plants. Irrigation systems are often “dialed back” for established plants to conserve water and may not provide enough water for the new plants. But before you go and jack up the irrigation, check out the next reason plants die.

Get the full list here.

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August 6th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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Weekly round-up

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It’s been a busy week, but here’s some fun stuff to check out on the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

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January 18th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Weekly round-up

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Here’s our round-up of the most interesting stuff from the web. Enjoy your long weekend. We’ll see you back here Tuesday.

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September 1st, 2012 at 12:01 am

Dust bowl

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It’s no news that Texas has seen one of the worst summers in its history this year – a string of 100-plus degree days combined with just 10 inches of rainfall has decimated landscapes across the state.

Above, you can see a photo report from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on what this damage looks like up close.

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September 28th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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