October 22 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

October 22, 2011

With cooler fall weather upon us, the need of watering our lawns and landscapes through winter is far less than this past summer. However, establish lawns, trees and shrubs require a minimum of about one inch of water every third week in the absence of significant rainfall. This requirement is far less, than the weekly watering needs of summer.

How do you know which is the best tree for your landscape? Well, utilize the Texas Forest Service’s-Tree Selector site to help you with this decision at: http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/.

If your lawn and landscape is in a healthy condition and you haven’t fertilized for the fall, this is the last chance to do it. Apply an 18-6-12 or 15-5-10 “Winterizer” formulation at an application rate of 5 to 7 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Set out transplants of the newest semi-savoy spinach selection called ‘Ashley’ and the best heat tolerant celery called ‘Tango’.

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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