December 4 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

December 4, 2010

The best control for weeds in the lawn this winter is to mow every 10 to 14 days, especially if you forgot to apply a pre-emergent herbicide.

Observe pansies and other cool-weather annuals until they become established. Sunny, hot weather (and yes, we can still get hot too) will make them wilt. Water frequently until they develop a root system.

If we do not receive significant deep rainfall this winter, all trees, shrubs, flowerbeds and the lawn should be watered every third week. Newer plantings may need a little bit more supplemental irrigation.

Plant seeds of sweet peas in a sunny well drained location with an upright support. The fragrant flowers are great for cutting.

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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