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Tough Times, Turn to Gardening

By Janet Laminack | Home & Garden

Tough Times, Turn to Gardening It seems that when Americans go through tough times, they turn to creating gardens. It makes sense for many reasons. In the U.S., gardening is one of our top outdoor leisure time activities. It is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise or just some space away from whomever you are quarantined with. Growing your own food can help if you find yourself in a financial pinch. But the act of gardening itself can also be beneficial. Research shows that just interacting…Read More

The Grape Awakening: Tasks to Complete Before Spring in the Vineyard

By Michael Cook | Home & Garden

  The Grape Awakening: Tasks to Complete Before Spring in the Vineyard By Michael Cook   Although grapes are currently dormant, growers, whether backyard or commercial, should not abandon the vineyard entirely during the winter months. This lull in work load is the perfect time to perform some vital tasks to ensure a smooth transition from the vines dormancy period to bud break in early to mid-spring depending on the grape variety. The primary tasks that can be carried out during winter months include proper fertilization, pest and disease management,…Read More

Denton County Horticulture Invites You to the Fall Garden Fest

By Janet Laminack | Home & Garden

Fall is finally here (at least according to my deceitful calendar.) Of course, it does not feel like it yet in Texas. Eventually we will get our two days of fall weather and everyone can break out the sweaters and s’mores.   Until then, we can pretend the days are crisp and get in the spirit with the Fall Garden Fest on October 12. This free event is from 9 am to 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Denton.   Fall Garden…Read More

Denton County Master Gardener Association Vegetable, Fruit, Herb, and Flower Show

By Kathryn Wells | Home & Garden

Denton County Master Gardener Association, in partnership with City of Denton Economic Development Program and Denton County Historical Society, will hold its annual Vegetable, Fruit, Herb, & Flower Show on Saturday, June 16th at Denton County Historical Park & Community Market, 317 W. Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201. Open to all Denton County residents, the show features categories for both adults and children with cash prizes awarded for winning entries. Entries are accepted between 9 and 10 am; judging begins at 10 am; winners will be announced at noon. For complete details and entry rules, visit www.dcmga.com.Read More


Where Science Meets Art

By 380news | Home & Garden

North Texas Tree Care Arborist Mike Mathis  A true arborist loves trees but at North Texas Tree Care, not only do they love trees; they also love working with their customers. They go above and beyond what is generally expected by treating every tree and every shrub with the respect they deserve. Mike and Sheila Mathis own and operate North Texas Tree Care. They have earned an exemplary reputation in the area with their ability to save and care for trees and plants that are vital to the beauty of our surroundings. North Texas Tree Care has been serving the 380 Corridor for over a decade. A Certified Arborist such as Mike Mathis has achieved a level of knowledge in…Read More

You’re Gonna Dig This!

By 380news | Home & Garden

Expert gardener to speak at the Heritage Center FRISCO, TX – There are two types of gardeners in North Texas— those whose gardens look like magazine covers and those who wish theirs did. Whether you’re in one of those two groups or your idea of a garden is that barren patch in the corner of your yard, Steve Huddleston wants to meet you and help you realize your landscaping dreams. Huddleston, senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and author of Easy Gardens for North Central Texas, will offer education and encouragement from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at The Depot at the Heritage Center. Huddleston guides his audiences with tips on the most colorful, low…Read More

Town of Prosper receives Recognition as Tree City USA

By 380news | Home & Garden

Designation Recognizes Town’s Commitment to Nature  PROSPER, TX Completing the requirements for the coveted certification in the Tree City USA program, the national Arbor Day Foundation has bestowed Prosper with the designation, presenting the Town with its official street sign at the April 24 Town Council meeting. “Our residents have a special relationship with the area’s natural surroundings,” says Dudley Raymond, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Prosper’s abundant trees and the unspoiled natural landscaping are revered and respected by our residents and visitors. We have deepened our commitment to nature over the years, ensuring that open spaces are populated by nature’s beauty.” While the Town has grown exponentially in recent years, it has nevertheless striven to protect and preserve the…Read More

Leased Vehicles Used for Pleasure Exempted from Tax

By 380news | Home & Garden

Exemption to Town property taxes now in effect  PROSPER, TX Voting unanimously in favor, the Prosper Town Council recently repealed an ordinance, on the books since 2001, allowing individuals who lease cars, trucks, and other vehicles to apply for a property tax exemption for those vehicles that qualify. The Council vote repealed Ordinance No. 01-34, passed in December 2001, which granted the Town the ability to continue collecting ad valorem taxes on leased vehicles, regardless of their use. In 2002, the state issued new rules on leased vehicle taxation, allowing for the exemption of those used primarily for personal use versus business use. The recent repeal of the ordinance now means that if at least 50 percent of the miles…Read More

Carpets Plus of Denton Announces the Launch of new Brand, The Design House

By Kathryn Flores, Beyond the Walls Marketing, LLC | Home & Garden

  Carpets Plus of Denton Announces the Launch of new Brand, The Design House   DENTON, TX–Carpets Plus was purchased in 2008 and has been a well-known local brand in greater DFW for decades. Capitalizing on both its diverse portfolio of brands and market leadership in the home renovation category, Carpets Plus announced the launch of new name and new product lines to their already successful business. The Design House, a home renovation and design services initiative, will continue their superior service and products, just under a new name. This is who we’ve always been but now our name, The Design House, reflects our all-inclusive packages. The Design House was born from owner, Jennifer Homeyer’s inspiration to design and create…Read More

How to Improve Your Success Growing Vegetables in Our Area

By Barbara Brown, Denton County Master Gardener Association | Home & Garden

Excitement builds as the time to plant vegetable crops approaches. You dream of enjoying fresh tomatoes, peppers, and squash, impressing your family and friends with homemade salsa and achieving your goal to eat healthier. Forget past failures and frustrations. Don’t give up the dream. You can improve your gardening success by following three rules: 1. Prepare soil to nourish your plants 2. Select the right time to plant 3. Choose varieties proven to grow well in North Texas Old farmer’s wisdom tells us that while good gardeners grow plants, great…Read More

It’s Time to Tip Toe Through the Tulips

By 380news | Home & Garden

PILOT POINT, TX – If you live in the 380 Corridor, you probably visited Texas-Tulips last year. If not, while driving down F.M. 2931, you may have noticed rows and rows of beautiful tulips on the east side of the road. This year turn in and take a stroll through the colorful fields. The Koeman family moved to Pilot Point from a small town outside of Amsterdam. They are excited to share with the 380 Corridor and surrounding communities their love and knowledge of beautiful tulips. What could be better…Read More

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