TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
March 17, 2012
- Spring is here, and the fever of planting has arisen. So does the confusion of what to plant and where? For trained professional gardening and landscape advice, deal with a Texas Certified Nursery Professional. These individuals are the best in their field and are recertified on a yearly basis. Remember, for that extra time of professional help; visit them during the slower part of the weekdays.
- Apply approved bug baits in your vegetable garden if sow bugs (roly-polies) are damaging the leaves of newly-emerging seedlings.
- Patio grown citrus which are flowering and flushing out with spring growth should be fertilized every three to four months with an 18-6-12 container fertilizer as well as supplementing with a liquid 6-12-6 analysis every third week.
- Tune up the lawnmower and be sure the blade is sharp. Dull blades tear the grass, sharp ones cut it.
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.