March 25 2006 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

BEXAR COUNTY

MARCH 25, 2006

  • On fruit and nut trees, you can spray fungicides while the trees are in bloom, but not insecticides. The bees are still pollinating your fruit trees and are susceptible to the sprays.
  • Paint all wounds on oak tree immediately to prevent oak wilt.
  • Mow your Asiatic jasmine beds at the highest level on your mower to encourage a new
  • Spring flush of leaves.
  • Rake up live oak leaves and compost them for future gardening or use as a top-dressing mulch in flower beds.
  • Spray pecan trees with zinc to prevent pecan rosette; this will provide a healthy canopy for the tree.
  • Concerns, questions and solutions about the severe drought pertaining to San Antonio landscapes: visit the http://plantanswers.com website.

David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension 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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