June 27 2009 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

June 27, 2009

Work in the garden early in the morning or late in the evening, use sunscreen, wear a long-sleeved shirt and covered head gear. Take plenty of breaks, drink plenty of water and don’t get overheated.

Convert troublesome turfgrass areas into low-maintenance hardscapes. Try using bark, gravel, wood decking or an organic hardwood mulch along with decorative pottery planted with seasonal color.

Pull non-producing vegetable plants, especially the tomatoes before diseases and spider mites move in.To attract butterflies and supply pollen as well as nectar for beneficial insects; plant coreopsis, coral vine, blue plumbago, butterfly weed, lantana, purple coneflower, yarrow, Lilac flowering Duranta, and Texas Lilac Vitex.

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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