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It’s a little-known fact that 10,000 years ago, when Prehistoric man first started moving his family into caves for protection, he also sought out a smaller sub-cave that was just for him. A space with his own comfy rock to sit on, with a dedicated hole to let the light in and a big wall he could watch to take …

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Poker is a simple card game that is played around the world. Although there are many variations of poker, there are three main styles of poker: draw poker, stud poker and community card poker. Most every variation of the game is played in one of these three styles. Poker is very popular in the United States and in Texas, with …

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There is perhaps no more asked question and misunderstood answer in the history of the green industry than, what do those numbers on the fertilizer bag mean? It can certainly be daunting standing in your local garden center in a sea of 50-pound bags and staring at all those numbers in bold print such as 10-10-10, 16-4-8 or the confusion …

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Can you LEGALLY play poker in Dallas? You bet you can at Poker House – Dallas! Residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex no longer have to travel long distances to neighboring states to play this great game commonly played every day in country club locker rooms, home game rooms, at the family dinner table, or in the garage with friends. …

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What Tools Do I Need to Maintain  My Lawn and Landscape? Welcome to the official start of summer (June 21 is actually the first day of the season). With the longest hours of daylight of the year, there is so much more time to golf. However, with the temperatures up and an occasional thunder shower providing fuel to your ever-growing …

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Without question, one of the biggest stories of 2021 was the “Great Resignation” taking place across the country. Last year in America, from early Spring through the end of the year, more than 33 million people made the decision to quit their jobs. Some were unhappy. Some wanted a switch to a different position. More than 5.4 million went into …

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Welcome avid golfers/gardeners to May 2022. It has been a tough couple of years for plants and gardens in North Texas. We are still feeling the impacts of a record winter storm in 2021 and January and February 2022 gave us several rounds of snow/ice and low temperatures in the teens. This has caused some major damage to landscape across …

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Welcome avid golfers to the April installment of Ask the Superintendent. If you have followed our column for any length of time, you are aware of the many environmental strengths that golf courses have, especially in urban settings. April has always been a special month for golfers, but since 1970 it’s even more special as we have celebrated Earth Day …

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You’ve no doubt seen the articles and heard the news reports about all the people moving to Texas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between July 2020 and July 2021, Texas welcomed 170,307 new people. And that’s just domestic migration. Whoever’s printing the bumper stickers that read, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I …

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The month of March is often hit or miss when it comes to good golf weather. It is often a month of transition. We start to see the warm season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia begin to green up so as the grasses transition with rounds of golf played still on the rise many golfers (rookies and veterans) are …

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