April 16 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

April 16, 2011

If collecting bluebonnet seeds wait until the pods are full size and show some browning. Harvest the top portion of the plant and then hang them upside down in a paper bag to dry before shelling the pods.

Control webworms, army worms, and oak leaf rollers with BT spray.

In heavily shaded parts of the landscape where grass is difficult to maintain, choose one of the well-adapted groundcovers such as English or Algerian ivy, Asian jasmine, or mondo grass.

If you want to repot plants, remove the root ball from the container and cut off a 1 inch strip of soil and roots. Put the root ball back in the container and fill the new space at the edge with high quality potting mix.

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 https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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