July 31 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

July 31, 2010

Maintain a two-to-three inches layer of mulch throughout your landscape and gardens to reduce water requirements as well as minimize weeding.

Water plants when needed and not according to the calendar or day of the week. Water thoroughly rather than applying frequent light sprinklings.

Water fruit trees with one inch of water over the drip line per week until the fruit are harvested.

Deadhead spent flowers on annuals and perennials to encourage further blossoms.

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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