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Buy Rubber Mulch in Texas

From 1996, RubberMulch has manufactured top quality rubber surfacing products for military, commercial and residential markets all over Utah. Pioneering the tire recycling industry, RubberMulch utilizes the most advanced technology and equipment to process scrap tires. All our surfacing is manufactured on site, at our facility, which is monitored consistently to maintain the highest possible standard. When purchasing your surfacing at RubberMulch.com, you receive the highest quality products for the most competitive prices. Add in superb service and solid reliability and RubberMulch.com holds the gold standard in the industry. All our products are proudly made in the USA.

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Mulch prices for Texas: 

BUY 1 $649.00 PER PALLET
BUY 2 $599.00 PER PALLET

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Gardening in Texas

Growing season (on average) Ideal plants (and when to plant them)
Frost-free growing season starts Mar 26 and ends Nov 11, totalling 230 days Plant garlic cloves apart around September 27, with the toes about 3 to 4 inches deep

Making the Most of Your Houston Garden

As one wise saying goes: “All sunshine and no rain makes a desert”. Houston has seemingly endless summers - the sort that can make one despair that there is no way to create a thriving garden while in it. The good news is that there are specific ways to encourage healthy plants in the humid subtropical climate of Houston.

Throw some shade...the good kind

The best gardens in Houston grow under some kind of shade. It’s true that many plants thrive in heat and light, but knowing what kind of plants match which type of shade can bring you blooms in riotous colors for most parts of the year (hint: they are mostly perennials).

If you have a walled-in garden, a dense canopy of trees, or one that’s beside the northern wall of your house, it means you can receive the gardening benefits of a deep shade. Here, you can enjoy a thick foliage almost year-round (and could even have ivy cover your garden wall!). A garden with tall trees and branches that are less dense allows some light but not full-on sunshine. This medium shade works wonderfully well with begonias, geranium, and Japanese fern. A more “open” shade - the kind that receives dappled light from thinner tree canopies or a trellis - will benefit such plants as boxwood shrubs, seasonal camellias, and clematis vines.     

Prep your soil

If you’re doing shade gardening, remember to focus on moisture retention because tree roots will vie for nutrients if they’re placed alongside other perennial plants. You can introduce organic compost to your garden soil to add nourishment to plant roots. You can also add fertilizer and other soil amendments to make healthy new plants. Adding a layer of rubber mulch can keep moisture and fertilizer working optimally in the soil, while keeping pests at bay.


Consider raised plant bed

If your garden has mature trees, it’s ideal to have raised plant beds instead of planting close to where the roots are. The new plants will compete with the roots for moisture and nutrition, and could deprive the latter of much-needed oxygen.

You have to keep your plant beds constantly watered because of the weather, and especially so if you do shade gardening. A raised bed will improve drainage so you won’t have to worry about your new plants drowning when the rains come. Add mulch to retain moisture in the soil and plant roots when the weather is dry; this will also to discourage the growth of weeds and fungi.

Plan gardening activities according to the calendar

The beginning of the year is a great time to prepare for an active Houston spring garden. You can start your vegetable garden as early as January, with broccoli, lettuce, collard greens, and other veggies you can easily transplant from table to soil. You can also start collecting seeds to plant indoors, to be transplanted outside when it’s drier. If you want rosebushes, have them in January, as well. Rosebushes love sunshine and can get as much as 8 hours of it a day.

By March, you can plant with a spring harvest in mind. If you want veggies, your tomato seedlings can go well with different peppers, okra, spinach, and other salad staples. It’s still also cool enough to start an herb garden of cilantro, parsley, mint, and fennel.

Come May, schedule a regular deep watering of your lawn, trees, and shrubs. As it gets progressively hotter, you have to avoid sporadic  shallow watering as it can dry up roots and plants quickly. Around this time, birds migrate to warmer places, so think about installing bird baths and feeders so that your fine-feathered friends won’t think of pecking your new blooms and veggies to itty-bits.

August is the best time to prepare for a fall garden. Continue deep watering for active root growth, but ease off slowly as days go by. Around this time, up your mulch game. Don’t pile mulch at a plant’s base or tree roots, but it’s important to spread them evenly so that weeds don’t take hold and destroy what you’ve worked so hard on.

As November rolls around, it’s time to winterize your garden. Use a slow-release fertilizer so dormant plants can benefit from it even in the cold. Start your winter vegetable garden around this time, as well. Spinach, lettuce, and other salad greens are easy enough to transplant and harvest. Bring out your wildflower seeds for planting - these will emerge beautifully come spring. As the year draws to a close, don’t forget to mulch. Now, more than ever, your delicate plants need a protective blanket of mulch to keep them warm, moist, and healthy.

Resources:

http://buchanansplants.com/houston-gardening-by-month/
http://harris.agrilife.org/files/2011/05/shadegardening.pdf

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Area of Basic Shapes

Area of a Square or Rectangle:

Formula: Area = Length x Width
Example:
Length = 20'
Width = 10'
Area = 10 x 20
Area = 200 sq. ft.

Area of a Right Triangle

Formula: Area = 1/2 (base x height)
Example:
Base= 10'
Height = 10"
Area= 1/2 x (10 x 10)
Area = 50 sq. ft.

Area of a Circle:

Formula: Area = π r² (pi x radius squared)
Example:
π= 3.141
r = 10'

Area= 3.141 x 10 x 10
Area = 314.1 sq. ft.

Area of an Irregular Shape

Area

Section the irregular area into basic shapes. Calculate the area of each basic shape and add the areas for each together.
Example:
Rectangle: 50' by 40'
    Area = 50 x 40 = 2,000 sq.ft.
Circle: radius = 41 '
    Area = 3.14 x 41 x 41 = 5,278 sq.ft.
Triangle A = 20' by 20'
     Area = 1/2 x (39 x 5) = 200 sq.ft.
Triangle B = 10' by 39'
     Area = 1/2 x (39 x 5) = 97.5 sq.ft.
Total Area = 7,575.5 sq.ft.