The First Day of Fall

When you think about fall, do you think about wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket, or drinking a warm mug of hot cocoa? Maybe you get excited because fall is the perfect time for planting in your garden! The first day of fall has snuck up on us fast. This Saturday, September 22, we will be in full swing …

History of the Pumpkin

The pumpkin is a staple that many American households purchase during the fall season. The pumpkin is loved, but where did it come from and why do we carve into them on Halloween? The Pumpkin is native to North America, and there’s evidence that the Indians used pumpkins in their diet many years before the pilgrims arrived. Once the pilgrims …

Watering Your Grass

Finding a watering pattern for your grass can be hard to do. A lot of the time it consists of guesswork and results in dead grass. Dead grass is usually caused by one of three things; over watering, under watering, and the time of day the grass is being watered. At the first sign of brown spots, lawn owners assume …

Butterfly Gardens

Creating a butterfly garden can be as simple as picking plants to attract butterflies to your yard. However, if you want to take your butterfly garden a step further, you can turn it into a sanctuary. You’ll need to have a diverse plant selection that is popular to butterflies and a location that is conducive to their habitat. The plants …

Trending Houseplants

Round Rock Gardeners, you have seen them on Pinterest, women’s apparel, Facebook, and in magazine ads. I’m talking about trending houseplants. The all-green natural look is taking America’s fashion, home decor, and social media over-the-top with houseplants. There is so much more than meets the eye when discussing trending houseplants. Who is doing it, Why did the trend start, and …

Cheers to 16 Years

Round Rock Garden Center is celebrating 16 years of business this Saturday, Aug 11. Over the past 16 years, we’ve made a lot of physical changes to our store, and we’ve proudly developed into a full-service garden for the Round Rock/Austin area. Our first big fix to the garden center was the parking lot, and every customer and employee that …

Welcome to August

August is here and we have so many opportunities to look forward to. The heat is going to let up (fingers crossed,) and that means it’s time to train your climbers, plant fall veggies, and add compost/mulch to your garden. We’re officially preparing for the fall. The highest temperature in August 2017, was 100 degrees. Hard to believe, but the …

All About Ladybugs

Are you treating her with respect, caring for her properly, and appreciating all she does for you? How is your relationship with the ladybugs in your garden? Ladybugs can improve, and even protect your garden by consuming pests, allowing you to go organic, and harvesting more of your crop. Protect your plants! Ladybugs consume aphids, spider mites, mealybugs, and eat …

Add Some Roses

The middle of summer can have your garden looking tired. Adding an easy to maintain eye-catching rose bush, is the best way to pick it up and regenerate a little life. There are different routes to go when discussing the rose design for your garden; climbing or bush, but either will add a new design to your garden. One of …

Summer Perennials

This summer, Round Rock Garden Center believes it’s important to have some beautiful summer perennials that will flourish in your garden. The hardiest, most sun-loving, and longest blooming plants in zone 8b are the only plants we’ll recommend for you. The Coreopsis flower thrives in hot and dry weather, it’s a very reliable Texas perennial that that comes in many …