PollyDog Landscapes – Naturally

PollyDog Landscapes is a landscape design, consultation, and lawn and garden care company specializing in the planning and organic care of native and drought tolerant landscapes for the Austin Hill Country since 2005.

The Hill Country has long been known for its abundant springs, rivers, and lakes. The frequent droughts and sudden population growth are threatening those beautiful waterways that we hold dear. In an effort to help to protect our rivers, lakes, and aquifers PollyDog uses only all natural, non-toxic fertilizers and pest and disease control methods.

Our landscape design plans focus on reducing water usage without sacrificing the color and beauty most valued in a home landscape. A drought tolerant landscape does not have to be cactus and gravel. There are many beautiful, xeric plants available that provide color, movement, and a wide assortment of textures to the landscape.

PollyDog currently provides services to the Hill Country communities along the south shore of Lake Travis; including Spicewood, Briarcliff, Lakeway, Bee Caves, and Westlake.

Oh How We Need Some Rain!

It is dry, dry, dry. And these tiny scattered showers and slightly cooler temps do not count as water as far as the plants are concerned. Even if your yard gets what you might consider ‘enough’ rain, please do not turn off the irrigation for that week. I am all for water conservation, but plants occasionally need a deep watering that irrigation alone cannot provide and these scattered showers alone cannot provide. But, combine the two, and your lawn and gardens just might get the deep watering they have been lacking for these many hot dry weeks.
It is also a good time to spray the lawn, perennials, shrubs, and any other plants your hose can reach, with a liquid fertilizer full of micro nutrients to help the plants get through this awful heat. Use an organic liquid fertilizer that has molasses, seaweed, and fish emulsion. There are several brands available to choose from. Most of them can be applied every two weeks, but always read application instructions as concentrations and recommendation can change.