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Old 02-19-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Yeah, you can do an annual rye which dies off in the summer, but honestly, who the heck wants to mow the lawn in the winter? I enjoy the time off!

The nice thing is that we have winter flowers planted and they've stayed in bloom all winter long... so we have plenty of color in our flower bed in front of the house even if the lawn is brown.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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And tulips will start popping us soon along w/ other bulbs. There is tons of winter color one can use. Pansies are the most popular winter flower one sees here in the Dallas area. They are EASY to grow and bloom all winter long. The rabbits like them too . Winter Kale is also popular. Most of the shrubbery stays green and some trees are evergreen and such so I still have plenty of green trees in my yard. Wax Myrtles are one small variety. Crepe Myrtles are popular here but DO NOT COMMIT CREPE MURDER!!! URGH! I can not stand that and it is NOT proper!

Grass, Bermuda and St Augustine are the most popular. They go dormant in the winter. Rye grass is popular for the winter BUT if you plant it once you better plant it EVERY YEAR! If not you will have a yard that just looks like it has weeds from the bits that will come back the following winters. It doesn't grow as fast as Bermuda and St Augustine so you don't have to mow it every week but it still has to be mowed.

The trees are already starting to bud so pretty soon we will see new growth on all of the trees and everything in sight will be blooming.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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You will be wishing for an overcast day in August!
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