TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
July 3, 2010
- For a 4th of July sun-loving summer color landscape scheme, add red butterfly pentas, white Cora vinca and some blue princess verbena.
- As vegetable beds empty out, lightly till in and cover with a two inch layer of enriched compost, this will help minimize weeds and prevent the sun from caking the beds.
- Landscape palms require warm soil to establish their root systems. Bush palms include Mediterranean Fan palm and the palm-like Sago. Straight, upright selections include Windmill, Sabal, and the enormous California Fan palm.
- Work in the gardens early in the morning or late in the evening and drink plenty of water, use sunscreen and wear a long-sleeved shirt. Take plenty of breaks and don’t get overheated.
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.