October 16 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

October 16, 2010

If you have nematode problems in your garden, forego a fall garden and go with Elbon cereal rye. Add compost, fertilizer, till and seed.

With rainy days and cooler nights, comes brown patch fungus disease in the turfgrass. Treat with F-Stop granules.

Replace cucumber vines with English peas, snow peas, and or sugar snaps. They will produce through a mild winter into early spring.

Mulch newly planted trees and shrubs with a two inch layer of an organic cedar or native hardwood mulch to maximize water efficiency and root development throughout the fall and winter months. Replenish the mulch twice a year, but never cover the crowns of the plants.

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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