May 13 2006 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

BEXAR COUNTY

BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

May 13, 2006

  • When the warm weather arrives, change the sugar water in your hummingbird feeder every week.
  • Get begonias and impatiens in quickly if you expect them to thrive once the temperatures begin to soar.
  • As the weather gets warmer, regular fertilizing of your pot plants with a water-soluble product will bring rich color to your environment.
  • Keep the tomatoes well-watered and mulched to avoid blossom-end-rot. Avoid watering the leaves.
  • If you are starting a new Bermuda grass lawn, use 2-3 lbs. of seed per 1,000 sq. ft. on well-prepared soil and water twice a day.
  • Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Consider, Belinda’s Dream Rose. It is a beautiful pink double blooming landscape rose that is fragrant and also attractive.

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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