TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
December 12, 2009
Cut way back on watering the landscape this winter. Water the lawn and landscape only once every 2-3 weeks with one-inch of water if we don’t get any rain. If it rains, don’t water for 3 weeks.
Keep your cool weather bedding plants well feed by supplementing with a water soluble fertilizer every two to three weeks.
Suet is available in easy-to-use blocks that attract the woodpeckers, chickadees and titmice. Use metal bird feeders to keep the squirrels from chewing through.
Use weight-sensitive metal feeders to keep squirrels and White-winged doves from eating your sunflower seeds.
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.