September 24 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

September 24, 2011

Trees are taking a beating from this drought. Hopefully, it’s not too late.

Trees are taking a beating from this drought. Hopefully, it’s not too late.

Watering is the single most important thing you can do for your trees during this drought.

Well-established, valuable, mature trees should be watered once to possibly twice per week during this prolonged drought.

Without a consistent and ample supply of supplement irrigation, trees stop growing and drop their leaves in an act of survival.

As the drought get worse, so does your tree, making it more susceptible to a potentially-deadly insect infestation, disease or eventual death.

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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