YardDoc Blog: Expert Tips and Insights for Austin, TX Homeowners

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Branching Out: The Benefits of Tree Trimming in Austin

Discover the benefits of tree trimming in Austin. Dive into how regular maintenance enhances tree health and aesthetics, the importance of choosing the right tree trimming service, and the lasting impact of proper tree care on our urban landscape.

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Maximize Your Lawn Health with Lesco Carbon Pro C

We have been doing trials with a 100% natural product that improves moisture retention in soil, increases plant absorption of nutrients and increases root mass – all of which enable maintaining a healthy green lawn while considerably reducing water consumption…

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The Ultimate Guide to Dry Creek Bed Installation for Drainage in Austin, TX

The What, Where, Why, and How Of Installing a Dry Creek Bed to Solve Your Drainage Problems A dry creek bed is an effective drainage solution, but it can also …

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Winter Landscape Tips for Plant Protection in Austin, TX

Early Spring and Winter Landscape Tips Creating and maintaining landscapes of lasting beauty and natural elegance begins in the winter months. Dormant plant care, including proper cutbacks and mulch application, …

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Managing Cyanuric Acid in Your Pool

What is Cyanuric Acid? Cyanuric acid bonds to chlorine, giving it a protective shield against the sun’s U.V. rays. But it’s a double-edged sword for swimming pools. As a pool …

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Choosing the Best Winter Flowers for Your Austin, TX Garden

Best Winter Flowers for Your Austin Yard Southern gardeners have a wonderful choice in winter flowers to brighten up their homes curb appeal or commercial landscapes. It’s always best to …

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Choosing Between Professional Painters and DIY for Your Home

Should You Hire Professional Painters or Do It Yourself? A fresh coat of paint is a great way to enhance the appearance of any room in your house. Many of …

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13-Point Pool Inspection Checklist for Austin, TX Homeowners

Buying a Home with an Inground Pool? Here’s Your 13-Point Pool Inspection Checklist. You’ll want to avoid unexpected pool repair costs if possible, especially after moving into your new dream …

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Effective Water Conservation Tips for Your Austin, TX Landscape

How to Save Water Caring for Your Austin Lawn and Landscaping Water conservation has become more and more important in Texas. Years ago, there were no restrictions on watering lawns. …

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Handyman FAQs

Handyman Service FAQs Do you need odd jobs completed around your home or want to get that Honey-do list complete? YardDoc can help! We aim to bring back the tradition …

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Preventing Diseases from Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Fleas in Austin, TX

Reduce Your Risk of Disease from Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Fleas Organisms that can transmit diseases to people are called vectors. The best known or most notorious vectors are ticks, …

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When Nothing Else Helps: Pesticide Application in Austin, TX Homes

Successful Pesticides Application as the Last Step Many pest exterminators come out to your property, spray toxic pesticides, and move on to their next appointment. But pesticide application…

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DIY Pest Control: Safe and Effective Methods

Do It Yourself Pest Control Tips (Without Pesticides) The YardDoc philosophy for do it yourself pest control involves minimizing chemical applications by incorporating non-chemical approaches. Follow this formula: Sanitization (clean …

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Expert Guide to Managing Your Irrigation System in Austin, TX

Irrigation System Management for Austin, TX Lawns In the springtime, most people set their irrigation system controllers and forget about them. But actively managing your irrigation system is an integral …

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Comprehensive Guide to Pool Safety in Austin, TX

10 Pool Safety Guidelines for Compliance (and Your Peace of Mind) The CDC reports that an average of 11 people drown every day in the U.S. Drowning is an obvious …

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Liquid Chlorine for Pool Winterizing in Austin, TX

Do I Need to Winterize My Pool with Liquid Chlorine in Austin, Texas? In Texas, there is little need to Winterize a pool as temperatures do not get low enough …

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How to Understand and Tackle Pool Algae

Austin Pool Maintenance Guide to Algae Pool algae is a mostly aquatic organism. It needs water and light for photosynthesis so it can flourish. Algae spores are generally carried into …

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Choosing the Right Pool Coping for Style and Safety

Dive into Style with Safe, Attractive Pool Coping Nothing beats the Austin summer heat like a dip in the pool. But those installing a new pool sometimes overlook one of …

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Understanding the Risks of Pests in Your Gutters

How Do I Keep Bugs, Birds, Rats, and Critters out of my Rain Gutters? Many homeowners don’t realize their gutters are infested with bugs and critters who wreak havoc, damage …

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Top 5 Pool Maintenance Tips for a Healthy Pool in Austin, TX Environment

Follow these pool maintenance tips to keep your inground swimming pool safe, clean, and healthy. 1) Know Your Pool Of all our pool maintenance tips, this one is indisputable. Know …

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Getting Rid of Rats in Central Austin, TX

How to Get Rid of Rats Rats live on every continent except Antarctica. Wherever human beings settle, rats thrive. By perfectly adapting themselves to our modern, urban environments they ensure …

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What Attracts Mosquitoes in Austin, TX: Understanding Their Behavior

Why Are Mosquitoes Bugging You? Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests that we contend with at YardDoc. Not only are they everywhere, but they carry disease that can …

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Mastering Pressure Cleaning: Essential Tips for Austin, TX Homeowners

Why Get Pressure Cleaning Completed by Experts? You might think pressure cleaning is a DIY job. But you’ll save money, time, and your back by hiring YardDoc power washers to …

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Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in Austin, TX: 13 Essential Tips

13 Tips for Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard Here are some easy mosquito control measures you can do at home. It’s important to be proactive as West Nile …

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12 Fun Facts About Termites

12 Cool Facts You’ll Be Glad to Know About Termites! You’ll be surprised by some of these fun termite facts (especially #9). Impress your neighbors, use as conversation starters at …

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