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27
Jul

LIVING EARTH App in the App Stores

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It's here and ready for you to download on your phone...The LIVING EARTH App. This is LIVING EARTH's new app that let's you view landscape products at the swipe of a finger, easily map your way to the location closest to you, contact us instantly or access industry resources.

The app is available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded right here:

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18
Jun

New Municipal Green Waste Programs

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Texas Communities Increase Recycling Rates by Adding Yard Waste Recycling Programs

The City of Missouri City, TX entered into a new contract with WCA Waste Corporation at the beginning of the year to service residents and businesses. Did you know the new waste service contract allows residents to recycle their yard trimmings instead of sending them to a landfill?! Missouri City residents can now set out yard trimmings using their own container, or placing yard trimmings in compostable bags. WCA collects residential yard trimmings (leaves, grass clippings, plant and small tree trimmings) once a week, and delivers the yard trimmings to Living Earth where the materials are composted for beneficial reuse. Living Earth is very excited to work with WCA in providing this sustainable materials management solution for Missouri City. #MissouriCityGreen #Compost #Mulch

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17
May

$10 Mulch Day 2016

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The Spring of 2016 $10 Mulch Day was quite an event. Gardenline’s Randy Lemmon came to the Woodlands location to help us celebrate. Folks were already lined up when we opened and they just kept coming.

 

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28
Apr

Beaumont Highway - Our Newest Living Earth Location

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On the East side of Houston Living Earth has opened its newest location at 10310 Beaumont Highway, Houston, TX 77078.

This road is also called Old Highway 90/McCarty Rd. Look for us on the south side of the road. We are stocking up on the full line of Living Earth mulch, compost and soils. We also have a large selection of our famous bag products as well, plus lots of natural stone. You can pick-up or we can delivery. We are big green waste recyclers. We accept grass, leaves, and branches which we process into our mulch and soil mixes, returning them to beneficial reuse in the environment. Living Earth, Beaumont Highway is open to the public.

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27
Apr

Earth Day Texas 2016 at Fair Park - Dallas

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello during Earth Day Texas 2016 @ Fair Park, Dallas. Living Earth® was a sponsor again at this year’s bigger than ever event. We had a great time participating in discussions concerning the local farm-to-table movement, EPA food recovery challenge, and recycling 101. But we especially enjoyed visiting with the many students who stopped by our booth to learn about composting, and the benefits of adding organic matter to soils. They had great questions, and many schools now offer hands on projects so the kids can learn how to compost.

 

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17
Apr

April 16 Sugarland Earth Day

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On April 16 Sugarland Earth Day happened on the Town Square. Living earth was a sponsor of this popular event. “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse” is the perennial motto. Lora Hinchcliff and Richard Stamper appeared for Living Earth.

 

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13
Apr

Promise of Peace Gardens Dallas

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Promise of Peace, (P.O.P.), Gardens is a non profit dedicated to transforming vacant places into thriving gardens where community and brotherhood will grow. Our mission is to get locally grown, nutritious food on every child's plate. Over the past seven years, P.O.P. has established and sustained five gardens throughout out East Dallas and Living Earth has been pivotal in our ability to do so.

The photographs reflect the establishment of the Emmanuel Lutheran Garden at 4315 San Jacinto. This is a wonderful collaboration between The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, P.O.P., and The Emanuel Community Center. Other local volunteers include folks from the local Crossfit Gym and Greenland Hills Methodist Church.

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05
Apr

Gray Elementary School Garden

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On Monday February 8th, from 3:15 to 4:30, State Representative Toni Rose officially dedicated the Gray Elementary School Garden. Living Earth is an important partner in the school garden programs, working with Jeff Raska from Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Paul Tomaso and Plano site manager, Dannie Heil, attended the garden dedication. Dannie's daughter, Sara, teaches Kindergarden at the school. Living Earth supplied the vegetable soil and was recognized at the event as a community partner. Gray Elementary School is part of the Mesquite ISD and is located in Balch Springs, Texas.

 

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16
Nov

Why You Should Add a Layer of Mulch Now

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Organic mulches added to your landscape during Spring or Summer seasons have been slowly decomposing, enriching the soil below with the help of soil microbes and earthworms. This natural decomposition of organic matter make the Fall and Winter seasons the perfect time to add a fresh layer of organic mulch.

Organic mulches include shredded bark, shredded cedar tree trimmings , pecan shells, leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and chipped tree cuttings.During the fall and winter, newly pruned or transplanted trees and shrubs, divisions of perennials, and hardy bulbs are all growing roots, drawing on soil nutrients and moisture around them.

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12
Oct

Living Earth Participates in Texas Compost Summit & Training 2015

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The Texas Compost Council Summit & Training is the premier educational and networking event for Texas composter facility operators and their staff. Developed and hosted each year by STAR’s Texas Compost Council, the 2015 Summit & Training took place in Denton, TX Oct. 7-9, 2015. Mark Rose, TCC Chairman, and President of Living Earth emceed the event, which drew about 120 attendees and vendors for the 2-½ day Summit. Other Living Earth volunteers and attendees included Ellen Clint, Laura Gallegos, and Lora Hinchcliff.

Educational sessions were held at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center, while field activity and equipment demonstrations took place at the nearby City of Denton ECO-WERCS Resource Recovery Park. This year’s program covered the Fundamentals of Composting; Economics of Compost Manufacturing; Food Waste Diversion and Collection Studies; Marketing; TCEQ Requirements to Open a Facility; Storm water, Fire, Odor and Safety Issues; and an open forum discussion with veteran compost facility operators.

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09
Oct

Municipal Yard Waste Recycling Programs and Living Earth

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The City of Keller, TX recently approved a new 5-year garbage and recycling contract with Community Waste Disposal which includes curbside yard waste collection and recycling. Rather than the city-wide leaf recycling program held three times a year, residents now have the option to recycle up to 20 biodegradable bags or bundles of yard waste each week. The materials (leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings) will be transported to Living Earth Dallas for recycling.

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01
Oct

The Living Earth App - Coming Soon

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Living Earth has been busy behind the scenes designing a customer friendly App that lets you view landscape products at the swipe of a finger, easily map to our nearest location, contact us instantly, or access industry resources. The Living Earth App is being designed for both Android and iPhone users. Stay tuned for release date!

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23
Sep

Living Earth Celebrates Park(ing) Day 2015

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Friday, September 19, Park(ing) Day 2015 may have been the one day where motorists didn’t mind the parking meters so much in downtown Houston. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This annual event included the Houston/Gulf-Coast Chapter of the Texas American Society of Landscape Architects along with top Landscape Architect firms and Design Studios from the Houston area.

This event is national in scope and is meant to “bring awareness to parks, built environments, urban dwelling and how the public space is viewed in Houston”.

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07
Sep

TNLA 2015 Summit Award Goes to Living Earth

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Living Earth received the prestigious Summit Award from the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) at its awards banquet Aug. 14, 2015, at the Omni Dallas. The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association represents all aspects of the Green Industry in Texas. In addition to education, certification, and legislative/regulatory representation, TNLA produces the Nursery and Landscape Expo held annually.

The TNLA Summit Award recognizes a member firm that has made significant, exceptional contributions to the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association and its member firms. The Summit Award is the highest honor bestowed by TNLA on a member firm. The firm successful in achieving the Summit Award exemplifies the Association’s ideals: innovation, service, and highly ethical behavior in the way it conducts its affairs.

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07
Sep

TNLA Expo 2015 - Dallas, Texas

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Living Earth has been a sponsor and exhibitor at the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Expo for decades. TNLA Expo has been held in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio on a rotating basis and is one of the largest Green Industry shows in the US. Approximately 1,500 exhibitors attend the annual Expo, offering insight into almost every landscape arena imaginable.

Attendees gained new perspectives from industry experts via face-to-face interactions at exhibits and explored new ideas through participation in more than 30 breakout learning sessions and 3 outstanding keynote presentations.

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04
Sep

Living Earth's New Woodlands Location

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August 31, 2015, Living Earth Woodlands is now 100% on our new location about 400 yards up the frontage road of I-45 from our old location. It is bigger, better and more customer friendly. Stacy, Carly, Terry and the crew welcomed one and all! And customers didn’t waste any time getting here.

The new Living Earth Woodlands location is a much larger location with our complete selection of bulk and bagged Mulch, Compost, Soil Mixes, Sand Gravel and lots of natural stone. Best of all, our Living Earth people are here and looking forward to serving.

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11
Jun

Living Earth Opening New Location in The Woodlands

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Living Earth in The Woodlands is on the move…No, really, we’re moving. Don’t worry. It’s really only a stone’s throw (yes, we went there) from the current location. The new site is about a quarter of a mile north of where we are now, along the northbound frontage road of I-45 just south of 242.

The benefit for our customers is that the new site has more customer parking and space for accessing our soils, mulches, compost, sand, gravel and stone. We’ll lay out our complete line of bulk and bagged landscape material as well as our extensive natural stone selection. We’ll keep everyone posted as to the new opening date. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.

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03
Jun

Living Earth Supports Child Advocates in Houston

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The 23rd Annual Pull for Kids, benefiting Child Advocates, Inc. in Houston, was held on May 2, 2015, with a team from Living Earth in attendance. We took part in the clay shoot at the American Shooting Center and attended the gala later that day.

“Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.”

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25
May

TX ASLA 2015 Annual Conference

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On April 22-24, the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held its annual conference at the San Luis Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. As always, Living Earth was an exhibitor at the conference. However, this year was special because our own Gayla Plichta, PLA, LI16846, was the Conference Co-Chair along with Violet Mak from Elizabeth Austin Associates.

More than 500 attendees enjoyed the exhibits and presentations that the annual event offered. Gayla enjoyed taking an active role in making it all happen with the help of great volunteers like Eric Perez from SWA Group and Ethan Beeson from TXDOT.

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11
May

TCEQ* Environmental Trade Fair & Conference 2015

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The TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference is Texas’ premier environmental education event. This annual conference in our Capitol City brings together both the private and public sectors for two days of training and trade show exploration.

Kicking off on May 5 at the Austin Convention Center, the TCEQ Environmental Conference engages attendees in educational tracks such as Permitting, Air and Water Quality, Environmental Regulations, Compliance & Enforcement, Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste, Lab Practices and Data Reporting.

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28
Apr

Living Earth's Part in Earth Day, Texas, 2015

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Earth Day Houston came around on Saturday, April 11, at Discovery Green. Living Earth has a special connection to this space, as the Company supplied thousands of yards of topsoil, planting mix and other landscaping material during the construction of Discovery Green back in 2006-7. It is a beautiful place that hosts daily events including this year’s Earth Day Houston. Living Earth was present as an exhibitor, showing off our recycling programs alongside our recycling partners, The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department.

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20
Apr

TXSWANA Annual Conference El Paso, TX April 15-18, 2015 - Wrap Up

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TXSWANA is the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Lone Star Chapter. Living Earth’s Municipal Solutions Manager became a member of SWANA over four years ago, as the recycling arm of Living Earth continued to grow and expand across the Lone Star State. Already the largest manufacturer of landscape materials in Texas, Living Earth had grown to become the State’s largest processor of organic materials, such as yard trimmings.

Living Earth stepped up to support the TXSWANA Conference as a Bronze Sponsor and Exhibitor this year. We joined the Technical Tours on Thursday, and loved seeing the creativity of students encouraging recycling through their artistic renderings on containers at the Citizen Collection Station (Pendale location).

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19
Feb

Energize Your Roses...Hibiscus, Hawthorne, Azalea and more

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February/March is the traditional time of year for Rose Planting and pruning. Everyone from the biggest Garden Centers to Grocery Stores sell roses.  Living Earth Rose Soil Mix is the favorite when you plant your new roses or replenish the soil around established roses. Roses, Camellias, Azaleas and many other plants thrive in a fungal-based planting medium. Living Earth Rose Soil adds hardwood mulch to compost and sharp sand to provide the right microbial environment for these types of woody plants.

In addition to Roses, we find that many types of plants love our Rose Soil. From Hibiscus to Hawthorne, plants want a rich, organic soil environment that doesn’t dry out too quickly.

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18
Feb

Living Earth - Double Oak - Delivering for Your Landscaping Projects

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So, the Justin Road, road construction is finished, making it easy for homeowners, gardeners and landscapers to once again shop Living Earth - Double Oak.  This location, just west of Highland Village, keeps a complete selection of our quality landscaping material including Mulch, Compost, Soil Mixes, Sand and Gravel in bulk. Many of those products can be purchased by the bag as well.

Remember, Living Earth delivers! But you are always more than welcome to pick up whatever you need. One of our knowledgeable service team will help you. We are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Double Oak, Argyle, Lantana, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Copper Canyon and Trophy Club are just a few of the areas who look to Living Earth – Double Oak for consistent, quality results from top-shelf materials.

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17
Feb

Proud to be Part of McGovern Centennial Garden

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To celebrate Hermann Park’s milestone birthday in 2014, Hermann Park Conservancy transformed the 15 acres that used to be the Houston Garden Center into the new McGovern Centennial Garden with a beautiful entry pavilion and event space, the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion.

The Garden, designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects with White Oak Studio Landscape Architecture, is located in the Hermann Park complex near downtown Houston. The construction of this new garden is the largest improvement project in the master plan for revitalizing the 445-acre park on its 100th Birthday.

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20
Jan

Tim's Place - Backyard Gardening Success

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It was a beautiful day in January when I went to visit Tim for a second time. I first met Tim in 2014 when I went over to his place to discuss the nice raised planting beds he built. Tim filled these with Living Earth Vegetable Mix. After planting tomatoes, peppers, etc. the plants didn’t thrive as they should have. Although the soil drained well and was friable, the plants just sat there. I had some Microlife fertilizer with me, so Tim added it to the beds. Microlife boosts soil biology as well as providing nutrients. This application helped. Tim also built a smaller raised bed so he could grow sweet potatoes.

When I visited Tim in January 2015 he had added a compost bin and already had a batch of finished compost. We poked around in it and did the smell test. If the smell is sweet, the soil is young and the plants will need fertilizer. This compost smelled strongly of earth. It is well on its way to being ready.

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03
Nov

Houston's Landscape Art: Emphasis on Art

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Landscape Art, Inc. is a premier Houston, Texas area landscape design and installation company based in League City, TX, south of Houston. With an additional office in Tomball, Texas, Landscape Art works throughout the Houston area.

Living Earth and Landscape Art have enjoyed a successful business partnership through the years as well as our common work with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

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11
Oct

Mulch Now to Protect Against Freezing Soil

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As with compost, fall and winter are great seasons to add mulch. With a colder than average winter forecast for the second straight year it is important to know that mulch insulates the soil against freezing conditions that can harm your plants.

While it appears as if all activity in the garden has stopped, there's a lot going on under the soil until it freezes. Newly transplanted trees and shrubs, divisions of perennials, and hardy bulbs are all growing roots, drawing on soil nutrients and moisture around them.

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10
Oct

Compost Now for Great Results in Spring

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Seasoned gardeners replenish their vegetable plots, flower and shrub beds each year to maintain the organic content, microbial activity and overall health of these areas.

Compost can increase the water holding capacity of sandy textured soils, and can improve structure and water movement through heavier textured soils that are high in silt and clay content. By increasing the organic content of the soil, biological activity can be enhanced. Water and nutrient holding capacity can be improved in some soils. Some composts have the ability to suppress fungal diseases; research in this area is ongoing.

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14
Sep

Moving Earth - Living Earth Cutten Road That Is

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Living Earth's Cutten Road facilities began operation in the early 90’s and remained there for over a decade. Beginning in 2013, we took up residence at our current state-of-the-art  location on 20+ acres, one address down and back behind the original location. This new facility features more room and ease of entry for our wholesale customers and homeowners who are great advocates for our products.  We carry our complete line of Living Earth mulch, soil, sand, gravel (most in bulk and by the bag) and natural stone.

When utilizing Cutten Road or any of our green waste recycling locations, you join Living Earth in returning organic material into your landscape that would otherwise be disposed of in landfills or even burned. Our business model begins with feed-stock that is 100% recycled. We process leaves, grass, branches, stable bedding and other feed-stock. From these raw materials Living Earth makes quality mulch, compost and soil mixes.

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03
Sep

Yard of the Month - Living Earth's Alex Kelly

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Living Earth employees really do walk the walk. Alex Kelly is the company maintenance and equipment manager. His home in Highland Village near Dallas recently received the yard of the month award. As you can see, Alex and his landscapers use Living Earth. Congratulations Alex!!

 

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19
Dec

Compost Now for Spring Benefits

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The addition of Living Earth Compost to the soil has fostered healthier plants, more resistant to  drought and cold, which will soon be back to drought and heat.

Grass areas top-dressed with Living Earth Compost are greener and require 1/3 less water when we get back to summer months where temperatures over 100 degrees last for weeks. That adds up to dollars off your water bill and the peace of mind that a sprinkler problem will not wipe out your lawn overnight.

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Nov

TRAPS: Texas Recreation And Parks Society Rodeo 2013

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On November 14 The East Region gathered in Pearland’s Centennial Park to see who is the best blower operator, excavator driver, trailer-backer, sprinkler installer, mower operator and nail driver.

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25
Nov

Living Earth Arlington - Greenwaste Recycling & Landscape Materials

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Many of our customers may not know it, but we operate 3 of our 21 locations at landfills in Texas. Living Earth, Arlington is one such location where we take in greenwaste, recycle and provide landscaping materials for our customers.

Judd Treat and his crew have built this location into a favorite for greenwaste recycling and landscaping material. Area landscapers and homeowners keep Judd and his team busy fulfilling the needs of many commercial and residential landscaping projects.

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18
Nov

Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth

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The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth was originally constructed about 1969-72. In 2010 the new $125 million Renzo Piano design building started. This new building is designed to feature traveling exhibits while the original houses the permanent collection.

Here is a great animation on-line featuring the new building.

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27
Oct

Dallas Arboretum - Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

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On Thursday, October 24, the Living Earth team ventured out to the Rory Myers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Living Earth is the landscape material supplier for the Dallas Arboretum, so we were anxious to see the results of this $60+ million dollar addition to the arboretum.  Descriptions such as amazing and fabulous have failed to describe this garden.

Take a look at all the Children's Adventure Garden has to offer. Reviews are usually 5-star. Below are  just of few of the beautiful images.

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10
Jun

Living Earth Employees Help Red Cross Help Moore

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After the tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma, Living Earth President Mark Rose requested all the folks at Living Earth consider donating to the Red Cross. Our donations were pooled at the Living Earth Headquarters, then a check for $6,460 was presented to the Red Cross for their efforts in Oklahoma.

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28
May

Composting and Mulching - Summer in Texas

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Even though Texas has seen rain this spring, the state is still under drought conditions, and water will be the BIG issue for Texans in the not so distant future. The Texas legislature wrangles over a long-range plan to address the water requirements that will have to be met with all the people moving into the state.

The point is that we ought to conserve water at every opportunity. With Living Earth compost and mulch products your landscape can perform better with less water.

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27
May

Myra's Garden: Long-time Living Earth Customer in Bay City, Texas

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Myra’s is also a long-time Living Earth customer. Each year the vegetable and fruit area is dressed with Living Earth Premium Compost. You can see the result in the photos.

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27
May

American Hydrotech | Living Earth and Lite Top for Forest Park Medical and Kimbell Art Museum

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American Hydrotech called on Living Earth to provides its trademarked Lite Top on-structure soil for two recent projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: Forest Park Medical Center Southlake and The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Forest Park Medical Center Southlake is a state-of-the-art world-class integrated medical facility. This is the second development in the DFW area and the second that Living Earth has provided Lite TopTM for the American Hydrotech rooftop system that is utilized at both facilities providing on structure plantings that can be seen from upper level rooms. This job utilizes several hundred cubic yards of this planting material produced by Living Earth.

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23
May

Living Earth: Kemah Landscape and Garden Show

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One thing about Kemah is they love to landscape. The mood is tropical and so the landscape goes. The great thing about it is that Living Earth planting soils and mulch are used at the Kemah Boardwalk.

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May

Bio Landscape chooses Living Earth for BP Campus

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A springtime drive past the British Petroleum Campus in the Houston Energy Corridor along Interstate 10 near Highway 6 is really spectacular. The landscape has a high level of functionality as well as being environmentally sound.

The roadways, sidewalks and paths connect the buildings and multi-level parking garages as they meander through various landscape features. A wide range of plant life is used, with appropriate species used in each area. Bio Landscape maintains the BP campus as well as having installed much of the landscape. Their choice of soil and mulch to keep the landscape beautiful is Living Earth Mixed Soil and Hardwood Mulch.

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May

Texas Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference 2013

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On May 1-3 Living Earth attended 2013's Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, held at the Palmer Event Center in Austin.

The conference features two days of speakers on all aspects of Landscape Architecture. Those attending can get continuing education credits and get the low-down on the latest trends. The presentations and exhibits were all in the same auditorium so event sponsors were able to meet and engage with a large number of interesting landscape architect and other landscape professionals.

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03
May

TCEQ* Environmental Trade Fair & Conference 2013

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The TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference is Texas’ premier environmental education forum, and is considered by many to be the best in the country. This annual event brings together both the private and public sectors for two days of training and trade show exploration. Living Earth has actively participated in the TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference (ETFC) for over a decade.

Hosted at the Austin Convention Center April 30 – May 1, this year’s conference featured topics such as the Drought Crisis, Air Quality, Environmental Regulations, Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Oil and Gas, Water, Ethics, Compliance Assistance and Enforcement.

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Apr

Living Earth Sponsors Earth Day Dallas 2013

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Living Earth is a proud sponsor of Earth Day Dallas 2013. This family-friendly, admission-free event was hosted April 20-21 at Fair Park. Living Earth hosted an outdoor booth near the DART Rail Station at Fair Park. Numerous families and school groups stopped by the Living Earth booth to learn about our green material recycling services, and to have pictures taken with our mascot, Brewtus.

Living Earth proudly supports the annual Earth Day Dallas event because it brings tens of thousands of North Texans together to learn how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

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Apr

Living Earth's Annual $10 Mulch Day - 2013

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Living Earth's annual $10 mulch day was in full-swing at the Katy West location on April 20 (see photos). Each spring, and sometimes in the fall, Randy Lemmon, host of Garden Line on AM740 in Houston, visits a Living Earth location as part of the festivities.

He brings his entourage of Lemmonheads along as well as folks from near and far. Although Randy can't make it around to every location, customers can pick up a cubic yard of mulch for $10 at any of Living Earth's Houston locations. There is no limit on how many yards one can get, so we see customers bring trailers and load three or four yards at a time. The record number of trips we know about occured when one fellow made five trips with his pick-up on one Saturday.

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Mar

Fertilizer for Making Your Dallas & Houston Grass (and landscaping) Greener

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Living Earth 28-0-0 with Uflexx and Iron is made to fertilize Turf. Covers up to 12,000 square feet. This is a 25% slow release fertilizer and is great for established turf! It has a substantial amount of nitrogen that’s released right away when applied correctly.

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05
Dec

'Tis The Season to Mulch

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This year more than ever it is critical to use both Living Earth Mulch and Living Earth Compost in virtually all of your landscaping and gardening efforts.

Living Earth Mulch comes in wide array of varieties:

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05
Dec

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Region 2 Second Annual Family Day

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The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Region 2 Second Annual Family Day kicked off at Cullen Park in Houston on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Speaking of kicking, this year’s soccer tournament featured 8 teams from member companies including:

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05
Dec

Mulch, Compost and Planting Mix Featured Projects - Viridian, DART, Cistertian Prep School

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Living Earth supplies premium materials and service to hundreds of landscaping projects each month in Texas.

In the Dallas/Fort Worth area we the elite provider of mulch, compost and planting mix products to customers such as Viridian Master Planned Community, DART and Cistertian Preparatory School.

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05
Dec

$10 Mulch Day with Randy Lemmon of Gardenline

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Once or twice a year Living Earth in Houston sponsors an appearance by Randy Lemmon of Gardenline fame. Gardenline comes on every Saturday and Sunday Morning on KTRH-740AM.

We call these appearances $10 Mulch Day!

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04
Oct

Fall is for Planting Trees with Living Earth

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Soon the heat of summer will ease. Folks will once again venture into their yards to catch up on landscaping and maintenance. Even though spring is the major gardening season, fall has many advantages.

Most experts agree that fall in the best time to plant trees. Tree roots have much more time to establish during the cooler months. A well-rooted tree can withstand the heat of summer and get a jump-start on the spring growing season when planted in late September through Thanksgiving. Garden Centers usually offer great deals on trees and shrubs in these months.

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Oct

Brewtus on the Loose

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Maybe not really “on the loose,” but Brewtus did make an appearance at the 76th Annual Fort Bend County fair parade in Rosenberg, Texas on September 28, 2012.

Thousands of onlookers watched as the “Living Earth team” (Brewtus, Lazero Balderas and Jeff Sharp) made its way down the parade route among more than 150 floats, marching bands, ROTC troops, churches, civic organizations and politicians.

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Sep

Living Earth – More than 15 years of premium compost, mulches, soils and more in Richmond, Texas

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In March of 1996 Living Earth acquired Richmond, Texas based CJM (The Soil Supermarket). The two CJM locations were highly successful and made a welcome addition to the Living Earth family.

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Sep

Living Earth Compost SETTING THE STANDARD

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Compost is the cornerstone of the organic gardening movement. Well-made Compost leads to healthy soil with plenty of biodiversity.

Living Earth Compost contains excellent fungal and bacterial mass in a mature, stable, soil amendment.

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Sep

Living Earth Fertilizer

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Just in time for fall, Living Earth introduces two fertilizer formulas. Both fertilizers are made to popular nutrient ratios with premium ingredients.

Living Earth 17-2-9 with Sulfur and Iron will fertilize grass, ground cover, trees and shrubs. Covers up to 8,500 square feet.

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Aug

Living Earth at the 2012 Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Expo

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The George Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston hosted 2012’s Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) Expo, August 17-19. From the Education Conference to Awards Dinner, TNLA once again set the standard for growing and improving the industry for thousands of landscapers, landscape architects, growers, suppliers and garden center retailers.

As has come to be expected, thousands of industry professionals converged on Houston for this year’s “What Will You Discover” event. This is THE event in the nursery and landscaping industry, and Living Earth is proud to be a part of it. As sponsors, Living Earth is one of a select group of exhibitors that help make the Expo a success.

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