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caring for your lawn

Caring for Your Lawn

Caring for Your Lawn Keeping a lawn in tip top shape in the Texas heat is a bit of a fight with the elements. There are many factors that go into caring for your lawn and keeping the green looking great on the property. How many times have you had a great lawn in the early spring only to have a sun scorched brown lawn come august and just hope nothing flies off of the grill onto the ready to ignite grass. Hopefully we can throw a few tips over to everyone to prevent a poor lawn in 2016 and have a family friendly yard for the entire year.   In Texas, the warm-season lawn grasses used are Bermuda grass, buffalo grass, centipede grass, St. Augustine grass and zoysia grass. One of the most important factors going in is knowing which grass that you have on your property. Each have certain ways to...

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Easter

Easter time is here!

Don't you just love Easter? Can you see the flowers blooming, the sun shining, and the cold fading? Spring is here folks and that means Spring holidays, one being Easter!! With the holiday but only a few days away, how are you preparing?   What are some of the things that pop in your mind when you think about Easter? I started thinking about Easter as a kid and the things that I remember most were of course, Easter egg hunts, The Easter Bunny, Easter service at church, my mom hosting Easter dinner, and our house being filled with Easter decorations.   Since I began reminiscing, I thought it would be beneficial for all of us if we took the time to dissect what really goes into preparing a fantastic party! I have compiled a list of items that I feel will make this holiday for you and your family, the best one yet!   Who’s coming?   It’s...

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St. Patrick's Day, Ireland, Saint Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day – How it all started

St. Patrick's Day is a common celebration and time to get together with friends and have a great time. But have you ever wondered why it is that the day is celebrated? And in particular the traditions that are practiced with it? Well I was wondering so I did a bit of research just to see just whats going on here.     Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the...

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Houston Rodeo

Who is ready for the Houston Rodeo?

It’s that time of year again here in Houston and everyone is looking forward to food and fun with the Houston rodeo. As a wonderful event in lots of Houstonians past from being little kids attending the rodeo at the Astro dome all of the festivities are just next door at NRG. The sights and smells that brings us back but there are a few things to plan for while trying to enjoy your time with everything to do at the rodeo. Hopefully an outline of everything can help you get to the activities you would like to attend.   Livestock Show   Junior Show   More than 12,800 Texas FFA and 4-H members from more than 250 Texas counties compete in the junior show, including breeding and market livestock. Cattle competitions will be showcased in the NRG Center Tractor Supply Main Arena, and sheep, goats, and swine compete in the NRG Center East Arena....

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zika virus

Preventing Zika Virus Infection

With the Zika Virus spreading rapidly through South America it is no wonder the CDC has begun issuing warnings to those traveling to the area. There have also been several reported cases in Texas and in other Southern states. Preventing Zika virus infections.   The symptoms of Zika are similar to the flu. The biggest concern with this virus is the reported effect it has on unborn babies. There is a high association of the virus and microcephaly. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes a baby’s head and brain to not develop fully and causes lifelong disabilities.   The biggest concern in our region is that our local mosquito population can become infected with this virus, so it’s time we talk prevention!   If you are returning from one of the affected countries please wear mosquito repellant. This will hopefully prevent future bites, and prevent our local mosquitoes from carrying the virus. Make sure to empty...

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prevent turkey day fires

Prevent Turkey Day Fires

They are finally here! The days of family gatherings, amazing food, crazy traffic, and lots of desserts! Of course, this also means navigating our homes for the bigger pants to wear so we can eat that one last piece of pie. Take it from us, maternity pants work best!   Having said that, what is Turkey Day without spending hours tirelessly standing over a stove in anticipation for our delicious masterpieces to be done. You can smell it now, can’t you? Inadvertently, with many hours of cooking, also comes lots of heat, thus unfortunately causing unexpected fires. Fires can lead to property loss, injuries, or even worse, death, so we have researched some safety suggestions for you this holiday season.   Statistics Show Proof   The peak for fires on Thanksgiving is without a doubt the number one day to be on guard. Fires during this time account for about three times as many more fires than throughout...

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get free traffic

11 Easy Ways To Get Free Traffic

Looking to get free traffic to your site? Generating YouTube views can certainly be a challenge in today's market on YouTube. With so many new videos going in to YouTube every single day, how do we find the time to market our videos so we can obtain the views needed to dont popular video in Aol? We all start with our first video they have made and realize that we want to share it with other people and our friends. However the question is, how can we get those views for our video? Is there your magic formula? Is there some kind of video search engine optimization you require for YouTube? Well in this particular article, I hope I am able to answer your question process to get free traffic on your own YouTube video. really bend it like beckham youtube http://views-great.com/worldwide-views/ how much does it pay for youtube views. Outsourcing has...

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halloween, trick or treat

Halloween is Approaching!

READY FOR HALLOWEEN?   Halloween is quickly approaching. In just over a week there will be ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches coming to your house looking for treats. It’s important to remember that not every Trick-or-Treater coming to your front door can have candy.   There are many children that will be visiting your house that cannot have the candy that is being handed out. Children with food allergies, celiac disease or that are on special diets. Children that have ADD, ADHD and autism are typically on special diets limiting sugar, gluten, dairy or certain food coloring. Also cancer patients are on diets that limit sugar intake.   The Teal Pumpkin Project is making it easier for parents to recognize which houses are safe for their children to visit on Halloween. Participating houses will have teal pumpkins out on their front porch. Indicating to parents that this house is handing out non candy treats. Local party...

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fall

Fall is Upon Us!

We Just Love Fall! The first day of autumn is tomorrow.  It’s time to pull the decorations down from the attic and decorate your home for the new season. You can also take this time to spruce up your home a bit with fall inspired colors.   Hanging a fall or Halloween themed wreath on your front door is a great way to spruce up your home for the fall. You can buy them at your local craft shows, craft store or make your own. Making your own wreath is a great way to get everyone in your home included in the design.   Painting your front door your favorite fall color will brighten up your front porch as well. A deep red will contrast nicely with most brick homes and give a pop of color. Be sure to check with your HOA prior to painting to make sure you can have a colored door.   Also,...

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football

Others Over For Football?

Who is ready for football? Today marks the beginning of the 2015 NFL season. It is time to fire up the grill, have a few cold beers, and root for your favorite team! There is no better way to celebrate the first weekend than having a party at your home. Here are some tips on having a great football party in your home! Make it a Pot Luck. Have all your family and friends bring their favorite finger foods and sides so you are not stuck with all the pregame cooking. Handle the main dish and have your guests handle the rest. That way there will be time for you to enjoy every moment of the game. Have the television in the garage. This will give everyone plenty of space to see the action. Also it frees up space in the house for people to get food. Also this gives guests that do...

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