TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
May 7, 2005
- Roses have high fertilizer requirements. For most soils, use a complete fertilizer for the first application just as new growth starts; then, use ammonium sulfate or other high-nitrogen source every 4 to 6 weeks, usually just as the new growth cycle starts following a flowering cycle.
- It will soon be time for bagworms to attack junipers and other narrow-leafed evergreens. Control measures, such as Sevin dust or spray, should be applied while the insects and the bags are about one-half inch in length.
- For instant color, purchase started annual plants. Select short, compact plants. Any faded flowers or flower buds should be pinched, to give plants an opportunity to become established.