TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
June 13, 2009
Inspect Crepe Myrtles often for aphids or powdery mildew. Consider replacing with mildew resistant varieties. Such varieties include Miami, Pecos, Sioux, Tonto, or Muskogee.
Remove old, diseased or spider mite ridden vegetables from the spring vegetable garden. Do not compost any diseased plants.
Hand pull or hoe weeds before they mature and produce seed. If mowing, occasionally bag clippings to minimize any distribution of potential weeds seeds back into the soil.
Pinch back garden mums, hardy fall asters, Mexican marigold mint, and other late summer and fall blooming annuals. This will encouraged an onslaught of fall color and also prevent the necessity for staking.
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.