June 19 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

June 19, 2010

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.

Prune out old blackberry canes (the ones that bore fruit this year) to make way for the new canes.

Raise the blade on the mower to three inches or more if you have St. Augustine. Continue to mow the Bermuda at 1-1.5 inch. Always, keep the mower blade sharp. Never remove no more then 1/3 of the grass canopy at any given mowing.

Fertilize container plants and hanging baskets regularly with a water-soluble fertilizer.

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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