March 26 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

March 26, 2011

We all need to be better stewards of our landscape environment. You can! Simply take the Earth-Kind Challenge at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/.

Before any chemical is used in the garden or landscape, read and understand all labels thoroughly and completely before you spray. Use only those chemicals recommended for that particular plant or fruit that you are growing. Remember, even organic or natural products are considered pesticides.

Need help in deciding what and when to plant in the spring vegetable garden? Go to your local Texas AgriLife Extension Service vegetable list at: https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/HomeHort/F4Best/nspringveg.htm.

With many people replacing their lawns this spring, Tiff Way 419 Bermudagrass, Floratam St. Augustine and Palisades Zoysia are turf grasses best suited to a full sun location. Palmetto and Del Mar St. Augustine selections are a more shade tolerant turfgrass.

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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