June 11 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

June 11, 2011

Mid-June starts a three month journey in properly maintaining and watering the landscape. Go to Aggie Horticulture’s Earth-Kind® Drought Preparedness section for helpful guidelines.

Lawns don’t waste water, people do! Make sure that your irrigation system is running efficiently and is audited often.

Raise the blade on your mulching mower to three inches or more if you have St. Augustine and Bermuda to two inches. Always, keep the mower blade sharp. Never remove no more then 1/3 of the grass canopy at any given mowing.

Peaches, plums, blackberries, citrus, and pecans with developing fruit must receive regular moisture (about one inch a week) or the fruit will not develop appropriately and may be dropped. Figs are especially sensitive to dry soil.

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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