January 9 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

January 9, 2010

Place houseplants in the brightest light in the house, usually a south-facing window.

Water houseplants only when needed by using your index finger to test the soil moisture. Dry, warm air inside the house causes houseplants to use more water than you might think.

Protect young and tender citrus trees from freeze damage. If temperatures are expected in the mid-20’s or lower, cover with old blankets or N-Sulate as well as mulch tree trunks. Supplement heat from a utility light or Christmas lights may also be needed.

Water the lawn and landscape thoroughly once this month if rainfall does not exceed 2 to 3 inches for the month.

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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