July 4 2009 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

July 4, 2009

For a 4th of July sun-loving summer color landscape scheme, add red spicy ‘compact Jatropha, white Duranta and some blue cape Plumbago.

Running soaker hoses a minimum of four to six hours during allocated watering time frames should be a sufficient amount of supplemental irrigation for flowers, shrubs, trees, or vegetables.

As vegetable beds become vacant, lightly till in and cover with a two inch layer of enriched compost, this will help minimize weeds and the sun from caking the beds.

Remove spent crape myrtle flower heads to encourage more blooming.

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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