December 12 2009 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

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

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