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sprinkler watering grass

Autumn adds an increased chance of wet days to your fall gardening plans. However, too much water can drown your crops, so make sure you’re utilizing proper watering techniques. Follow these autumn watering tips to ensure that your gardens thrive by harvesting time. Schedule your sprinklers to water your garden twice a week for about …

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Fall decorations at Milbergers

As you’re caring for your fall garden this October, you should add decorations for the upcoming holidays, specifically Halloween. Decorations are most impressive when your neighbors can see them, so start with your garden. Be creative and don’t go to scary or you’ll just scare away trick-or-treaters from receiving candy this year. Here are a …

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pumpkin

October is an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs. Take advantage of sales at area nurseries and the mild weather to plant recommended shade trees and shrubs. Among the recommended shade trees are live oaks, cedar elms, Texas red oaks, Mexican sycamore, Chinese pistache, Mexican white oak, Shumard oak, bur oak, and chinkapin oak.  …

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Firebush plant

  Plant the cole crops and other greens by transplants now. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Swiss chard, collards, are among those available at area nurseries. If the birds are damaging your ripe tomatoes on the vine, try harvesting the fruit early, as soon as it shows a color change from green.  They will ripen …

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Fresh Carrots from the garden

This fall, reduce your trips to the grocery store by growing your own vegetables in your garden. Not only do your own home-grown vegetables taste better, the pride from growing your own crops is satisfying and help you to become a better gardener. If you start now, you’ll see your vegetables ready to be eaten …

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Daylily Flower

In Texas, a good time for dividing and planting daylilies is in the fall. Plant them in a mostly sunny location. Some shade is just fine, but dense shade will stunt growth and flower production. Use a soil mixture that allows drainage but also retains moisture. Daylilies have been called America’s favorite perennial because of their carefree garden …

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Hummingbird

The hot dry summer continues to be tough on gardeners and landscapes.  The extreme weather is also tough on the birds that many gardeners feel are essential parts of the gardening experience. Here are some ideas to help some of our favorite birds be successful and visible in our gardens: Sunflowers Sunflowers love the sun …

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Green grass

August is the hottest time of the year. Our lawns are baking and the water restrictions are frequent, but there’s still plenty for us to do out on our lawns. We recommend you do your lawn care in the early mornings or late evenings when the temperatures aren’t so high. Follow these tips to do …

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Summer flowers available at Milbergers

It is an especially difficult time with sandburs. If the infested area is not large, pop the plants out of the soil with the tip of your shovel. Bag the plants with their crop of burs for the garbage can. For large area drag a carpet remnant to catch the burs. Apply pre-emergent herbicide for …

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Indoor basil plant on a window ledge

Can’t take the heat? Stay inside! In the high temperatures, it’s difficult to stay outside all day and care for your lawn. Try caring for your house plants instead. Indoor plant care is similar to outdoor gardening with a few minor changes. Here’s a few tips on how to care for your indoor, house plants. …

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