March 1 2008 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

March 1, 2008

Start this spring with the Earth Kind Philosophy. Earth Kind uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum gardening and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting our environment.

The objective of Earth Kind is to combine the best of organic and traditional gardening and landscaping principles to create a horticultural system based on real world effectiveness and environmental responsibility. More information may be found at: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/index.html.

Complete all transplanting of trees and shrubs. Water efficiently until roots have had time for establishment.

Double shred fallen oak leaves and utilize excess amounts in the compost pile or vegetable garden path ways.

Keep persistent lawn weeds in check by mowing to prevent reseeding. Or simply pull them out.

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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