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Calvin Finch: How to select and best grow shade trees in your San Antonio garden

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Now is a good time to plant shade trees in San Antonio.

When you live in a climate like we do, shade trees are an important part of the landscape. Temperatures of 100-plus degrees are difficult to tolerate in the shade and are even more unpleasant if there is no shade.

Among the important issues to consider when selecting a shade tree species are its ultimate size, growth rate, appearance, drought tolerance, soil preference and susceptibility to pests and diseases. Quite often area gardeners remind me that we describe live oaks as “evergreen,” but they do, in fact, lose their leaves for a short time each March.

Live oaks are relatively slow-growing shade trees when compared to other choices, but they are held in high regard for their appearance, drought tolerance and longevity. If your landscape includes a 50-foot live oak, it may be 100 years old and is probably

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A&B Home Improvements | Surefire Social Select Site

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When it comes to putting a good roof over your head, you just can’t afford to cut any corners.  Naturally occurring elements, such as water, severe weather and time can do a lot of damage to a roof.  You deserve only the highest-quality work completed by honest, certified, and experienced contractors that care as much as you do about the status of your home and the protection it provides to the people you hold most dear.  A& B Improvements Ltd. is known as one of the best roofing contractors in Fargo ND and its surrounding areas, and we offer every client exceptional work at a fair price – every time.

Expertise and Reputation Unmatched by All the Rest

As a licensed and well-established roofing contractor with over 30 years of experience, A&B Improvements guarantees excellence in every service we offer.  We proudly represent nationally-recognized manufacturers such as GAF, Owens Corning,

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