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LawnCareFrisco.com recommends the following resources for our clients to consider when caring for their yards, plants and landscapes. 

Neil Sperry - Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening! 

Neil Sperry has be synonymous with Texas gardening since 1970.  He has broadcast over WBAP (820am or 96.7fm) in the DFW area since May 1980.  You can hear his broadcast on Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Neil also owns and publishes Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine.  He publishes an annual Texas Gardening Calendar which features another of his loves, garden photography.  His "Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, is the 4th best selling gardening hardback in American History.

Neil has been recognized by his peers.  He was selected as American Garden Communicator of the Year by the American Association of Nurserymen.  The Texas Cooperative Extension of Texas A&M identified him as Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture.

Neil Sperry's website is http://www.neilsperry.com/

Howard Garrett (The Dirt Doctor) - Texas Gardening the Natural Way

Howard Garrett professes how to care for your yard and garden organically.  Call in or listen to the Dirt Doctor radio show every Saturday morning in the Dallas/Fort Worth area from 11:00AM Noon on KSKY News Talk 660AM.  Also call in or listen every Sunday morning from 8:00AM 11:00AM CST in Dallas/Fort Worth and other cities across America.  We talk about  natural organic gardening, pest control, healthy living and anything else on your mind.

Howard Garrett is a landscape architect by training, with extensive experience in landscape contracting, greenhouse growing, golf course planning and maintenance and organic product development. Howard has devoted his  life to educating the public on organic and natural landscaping, gardening, farming, ranching, and basic land management.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Park Administration and Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University in 1969. After a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Howard started his business career at Club Corporation of America in Farmers Branch, Texas where he was a laborer and assistant golf course superintendant. He is now a registered landscape architect, ISA certified arborist, horticulturist, broadcaster, photographer and writer.

Howard Garrett's website is http://www.dirtdoctor.com/

The Texas A&M University Turfgrass Program

The Texas A&M Turfgrass Program is a website that has many resources for the all levels of turfgrass owners, including homeowner's, golf course superintendends, and sports field managers.  This site has many answers for you, local contacts, diagnostics, pest identification and control, turf tips and education.

The Texas A&M University Turfgrass Program website is http://aggieturf.tamu.edu/

Collin County Cooperative Extension

The mission of Texas Cooperative Extension in Collin County is to improve county resident's quality of life with custom-made educational programs which are based on community-identified needs in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership and community economic development. 

With regard to agriculture, they have information on having your soil tested, insect questions, and master gardening.  The Collin County Cooperative Extension can be reached at:

Collin County
Extension Office

825 North McDonald, Suite 150
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-548-4233
Fax: 972-548-5530
Email:
Collin-tx@tamu.edu

The Collin County Cooperative Extensions website is http://collin-tx.tamu.edu/

Denton County Cooperative Extension

The mission of Texas Cooperative Extension in Denton County is to improve county resident's quality of life with custom-made educational programs which are based on community-identified needs in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership and community economic development. 

With regard to agriculture, they have information on having your soil tested, insect questions, and master gardening.  The Denton County Cooperative Extension can be reached at:

Denton County
Extension Office

Denton Government Center
306 N Loop 288, Suite 222
Denton, TX 76209-4887
Phone: 940-349-2880
Fax: 940-349-2881
Email:
Denton-tx@tamu.edu

The Denton County Cooperative Extensions website is http://denton-tx.tamu.edu/