March 27 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

March 27, 2010

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.

If space allows in your vegetable garden, then sweet corn would be an added compliment. Sow rows a minimum of three feet deep and at least 20 feet long.

Before establishing new flowerbeds, kill out all the weeds. Use products containing 18 or 41% glyphosate diluted at the highest rate. A Fusilade based herbicide is specific for killing grassy weeds such as Bermuda grass.

Prevent Black Spot on Roses, Red Tip Photinia, Indian Hawthorns and their relatives by raking up old, diseased leaves and disposing of them as well as spraying when needed with appropriate systemic fungicide.

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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