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My St. Augustine lawn is not as thick as it once was. The trees have grown larger, and it…

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Questions for Calvin

I can’t believe all the slugs and snails this spring. The baits are effective, but a while back you…

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Shipments of new roses in stock arrives at Milberger’s Nursery this week: healthy, well rooted and just in time…

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Both loquat and pomegranate are very visible in area landscapes. Loquats are loaded with yellow golf ball-size fruit and…

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Questions for Calvin

What is the best grass for a tree-rich sandy soil? Will Zoysia work? Is sand acidic or alkaline? Will…

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Lawn Care in Coppell, TX

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May 7, 2015

  • The soil and air are now warm enough for Bermuda grass and buffalo grass seed to…
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Questions for Calvin

Tell me about loquat. I never noticed them before, but now I notice they are all over my neighborhood…

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May Hortibull

There is still time to plant tomato, eggplant and pepper transplants, but plant okra and Southern peas by seed….

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Perennials that bloom in the summer heat

May is a good time to plant the heat-tolerant, summer-blooming perennials.

 Gold Star esperanza has yellow bell-shaped flowers. They have…

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Early May Garden Checklist

  • In most gardens, it is time to relegate the spinach, lettuce, cole crops, English peas and other cool-weather vegetables…
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April is a Blooming Month

By Dr. Jerry Parsons

DoubleKnockOPutRoses_bush-w-playgroundApril is a big month for planting.

PLANT: Warm-season annual color can be planted using trailing lantanas, cosmos, zinnias, firebush, copper plant, moss rose (portulaca), purslane, Dahlberg daisy, purple fountaingrass, and pentas for the sunny locations. For shade areas choose from begonias, impatiens, caladiums, and coleus. In heavily shaded parts of the landscape where grass is difficult to maintain, choose one of the well-adapted groundcover plants such as English or Algerian ivy, Asian jasmine, or mondograss

Put your hibiscus, bougainvillea, mandevilla and allamanda vines in containers for tropical landscape color.

VEGETABLES: April is a month to plant the gardener’s favorite vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and snap beans and pepper. In April you can plant cucumbers, lima or butter beans, cantaloupe, okra, southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon.

Plumbago_Gardening_In_TexasMULCH trees, shrubs, vegetable garden and flower beds (after soil has warmed) with 2-4 inches of mulch. Pine needles and oak leaves make a good mulch for acid-loving plants. Spread coffee grounds around azaleas and other acid-loving plants and water as needed.

PRUNE: Prune pillar or climbing roses, wisteria, and Carolina jessamine as soon as they have finished flowering. Vigorous landscape shrubs will need frequent pruning).

FERTILIZE: April is the ideal time to fertilize lawn grasses after  the lawn grass has been mowed twice. Continue fertilizing pansies and other cool-season flowering annuals to prolong their bloom.

ON THE LOOKOUT FOR: Weeds can literally take over a lawn this month if they are not controlled. Frequent close mowings, hand-pulling or the use of a herbicide usually provide adequate control