Montgomery’s A&A Plants and Produce offers 3 landscaping tips for homeowners

Cathy Arthur, owner of A&A Plants and Produce—a nursery in Montgomery—offered landscaping tips for homeowners.

1. Beginners should focus on plants over produce.

Arthur said she recommends new homeowners who want to spruce up their front beds to begin with plants over produce. For beginners, she recommends perennials, evergreens and annuals. Gardens need nearly daily tending to, while plants and flowers do not need as much of a hands-on commitment.

2. Check soil and mulch.

Arthur advises homeowners to check their soil and run a soil test. She also recommends investing in a Texas native mulch that is not dyed. Some homeowner associations require residents to have black or red mulch, but some lawn services may use dyed mulch, which release chemicals that can slowly stress and kill plants.

3. Navigate the drought season.

To navigate drought, Arthur recommends checking sprinkler systems. Look into the reputation of sprinkler system providers and the reviews left for the business. Especially for individuals who are retired or only occupy their house part time, they may be unaware their sprinkler systems are broken or disrepaired.

A&A Plants and Produce

20698 Eva St., Montgomery


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