May 1 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

May 1, 2010

Having successes and challenges with your spring vegetable garden? Keep a journal with notes to track the history for improvements next spring.

This is the best time for starting or rejuvenating a lawn. Extension recommends grass varieties that do well in warm weather. There is still time for it to get established before the summer heat arrives.

Don’t bag those lawn clippings when you are mowing. Mow with a mulching mower that shreds the clippings, which then fall back to the soil as compost and return essential nutrients to the roots of the grass. If bagging is needed, do not throw them to the curve, but let them dry out and incorporate into a well blended compost pile.

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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