February 25 2006 Timely Tips




FEBRUARY 25, 2006

  • This is a great time to plant Texas or Mexican Redbud trees; they make a nice, small understory ornamental tree in the landscape.
  • Clean up debris in existing flower beds, and mulch all beds with 2-4 inches of mulch.
  • Mulch will cut back on watering as well as reduce weeds.
  • Consider planting beautiful spring vines such as Carolina Jasmine or Coral Vine.
  • Start planting asparagus crowns now; look for the variety, Mary Washington.
  • If your garden space is limited, plant up large containers with flowers or vegetables.
  • If Ball Moss is becoming a nuisance in your trees, i.e. Live Oaks, spray now with Kocide and again in mid October. Repeat next year if it persists.

David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension in Bexar County. For more information, call (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu

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