2020 Goals: “The International Year of Plant Health” Declared by the USDA

2020 is off to a great start as we begin to break ground on many beautiful landscape design projects! Some of our 2020 landscape design goals include; bringing the indoors outside, organic and regenerative gardening, companion planting, and wildlife enhancement. Also we're focused on overall plant life and health by protecting our food, air, and environment. This year the USDA is shining light on an important issue about the dangers of invasive plant pests.

 

Here’s an alarming fact--while plants provide 80% of our food, surprisingly plant pests destroy up to 40% of the world’s food crops.

 

We can all help avoid the devastating impact of pests and diseases on agriculture, livelihoods, and our food. Here are a few tips...

• Report unusual signs of pests or disease in plants to your State Office.

• Don’t move firewood. Do buy heat-treated firewood or gather wood near the place it will be burned to ensure tree-killing beetles can’t spread.

• Declare food, plants etc. to U.S. Customs and Border Protection after international travel.

• Contact your State Office before buying seeds or plants online from other countries.

 

We are fortunate to have beautiful weather and plant life here in Austin, and outdoor living is a priority! Are you interested in a landscape refresh or new beautiful garden design? We’re ready to discuss your needs and wants, review the site and answer any questions pertinent to the space and design.

 

Call Jack to set up your free garden and landscape design consultation 512-921-4400.

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