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One Insanely Easy Way to Save Water

Mulch Conserves Water

Lawn and garden watering make up 30 to 50 percent of total household water use. Luckily, there’s an amazing landscape substance that gardeners can turn to for help: mulch. Mulch is a chemical-free protective ground covering that is crucial to a successful garden and it is one of the keys to growing healthy plants while conserving water. Learn best practices for using mulch in your landscape.

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Invasive Species Tree of Heaven

Have you spent the winter daydreaming about your ideal yard? With the arrival of perfect gardening weather, it’s finally time to stop imagining it and start working on it. When deciding which plants to include in your landscape, ensure that you don’t select any invasive species. Some plants can escape into natural areas, negatively impacting ecosystems and our economy. Learn how to protect Texas from these problematic invaders.

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Boy and Girl Scouts Can Earn a Take Care of Texas Award

Scouts Can Earn a Take Care of Texas Patch

Did you know that Take Care of Texas has a patch for participating Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts councils? The Take Care of Texas Award recognizes Scouts who are doing their part to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The Award shows a commitment to both learning and educating others on how we can keep our state great.

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