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Getting Ready for Autumn in South Texas: An Interview with Milberger's Landscaping & Nursery

By Kristen Bosse

Please describe a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Milberger Landscape Nursery represents almost all services that may apply to consumer garden and landscape needs, including commercial and residential landscaping, irrigation, commercial lawn maintenance, interior plant installation and maintenance, turf sod and retail garden center sales.

What is your position at Milberger's Landscape & Nursery?

My position is to manage the retail center and turf sod sales.

Please describe the process of Xeriscape.

Xeriscape describes the process of creating landscapes that are by their very nature, low maintenance and lend themselves to conservation of time and material. This would would include designs that limit high maintenance expansive lawn grass areas, includes native species of plant material that are adapted to local soil conditions, drought tolerance to conserve water, [particularly for South Texas] and areas using mulches and hard scape. All with the view to create the look and feel of a vibrant environment, while limiting the use of potentially harmful chemicals and husbanding natural resources.

Are there any benefits to including a water garden in your landscape plans?

Water gardening actually may fit into the definition for xeriscape. A properly designed and installed water garden is actually self-sufficient. Water is recirculated, and with the right combination of filtration, fish and plants will sustain itself for long periods of time. No one can deny the peaceful and beautiful scene created by bubbling softly falling water. Another advantage is that water features attract lots of interesting wild life, insects and birds. Great way to provide a family activity and educational opportunity for kids.

What should homeowners be looking for in a good landscaping company?

Homeowners in considering a landscape company should do the same things they do for other purchases. Ask friends and neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. Also, get references from the companies you are considering.

What sets your business apart from other comparable companies? Do you believe you do anything better/different?

Besides the fact that we provide much, if not all, services usually needed by our clients, I think our inventory makes us unique in our market area. The nursery encompasses over twenty acres. We have the largest inventory of specimen size trees and palms in South Texas.

We also try to provide events to bring people out to the nursery on a regular basis including special events for holidays like Halloween and Christmas, monthly kids and adult gardening classes, blood drives, etc. always free. All events are posted on our web site, www.milbergernursery.com, along with our weekly sales and specials.

We do spent time trying to improve our web-site and sponsor links like www.plantanswers.com to provide information and answers for our customers. Also, we have a gardening radio call in show broadcast live from the nursery every Saturday and Sunday.

What is the best way to get in contact with you?

You can reach us by phone at (210) 497-3760 or on our website!

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