Landscape Revival: after Hurricane Ike: Galveston, Texas: Sept. 26, 2009

Real Estate Agent with GMAC Real Estate

queen palm treeOn the island of Galveston, Texas this week you will find Revival and Reflections, events to commemorate Hurricane Ike last September. The people who live on the island and the area as a whole have made great progress in putting their lives and their properties back together.

If you are at a point, like many, where the repairs on your home or property are complete or nearly complete, it is now time to consider your landscape. The saltwater that damaged or destroyed your plants may still remain in your soil. Consider having your soil tested if you have not done this already, to see if any nutrients need to be replenished, and what the level of salinity is. 

Soil Testing form. For instructions, fee, drop off or mailing address contact: Galveston County Extension Office, 5115 Highway 3, Dickinson, Texas. Ph: 281-534-3413, ext. 1, 2.


HibiscusOn SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
there is a FREE presentation to help Residents ReBuild Galveston County!

what to plant after Hurricane Ike and how to plant it
The Galveston Island Convention Center
at The San Luis Resort
5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston TX

  • Assessing the Damage - Where do we go from here?
  • Replacement of Landscape Trees - What we learned from the storm
  • Palm Selection - Making the Right Choice
  • Overview - The survivors, moving on
  • Soil Preparation and Planting - Getting off to a good start

Program is sponsored by: Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Galveston County Office, Galveston County Master Gardeners, Texas Forest Service, City of Galveston, Galveston Island Convention Center

I will see you there!

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Helping home buyers and home sellers in the greater Galveston/Houston area of Texas.

Live well! Use chemical fertilizers and pesticides with care. Enrich your soil with organic soil amendments such as composted plant materials and composted manure. 

Comments (4)

1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

It's great that many are reaching the place that they can think about the landscape... means most of the other work has been done and repairs etc. made. 

Sep 10, 2009 12:08 AM
Sara Goss GMAC Real Estate - League City, TX
Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas

Hi Judi, The area is looking much better these days, grateful for all the hard work from people here. Last week I found someone to upright a large tree-like holly that had a pretty good lean on it and straighten my fence, feels good to have things in order.

Sep 10, 2009 01:21 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
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Hey, I was in Galveston for a few days after the hurricane of 1988. I pitched in and helped clean up the beach. I could see myself living in Galveston -- well, except for having to climb all those stairs because so many of homes were built on stilts.

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Sep 11, 2009 04:16 AM
Sara Goss GMAC Real Estate - League City, TX
Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas

Glad you helped clean the beach, that is an ongoing chore even without a hurricane. Climbing stairs is a daily exercise for some here, and with the recent changes in height minimums for any rebuilt or new construction in some areas, there will be even more stairs to climb!

Sep 12, 2009 07:37 AM