April Garden Tips

Monday, March 18th, 2019

April Garden Tips
If April means spring to you; get out your gardening tools and get moving. A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard compacted clay soils. Top dress your flower […]

February Garden Tips

Friday, January 18th, 2019

February Garden Tips
Keep in mind that the average last freeze for North Texas area is not until mid-March. Even so, many plants normally begin to show signs of growth in February, which makes it the perfect time, to get outside and work in the yard.
Pruning is both an art and a necessary maintenance function. Most […]

Best Bets for February Gardening: Planting Potatoes

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

 
 
Planting potatoes is top of the list this time of year especially with our unpredictable North Texas weather—our February weather can be a gamble—temps can be spring-like one day and fall below freezing the next. But, the weather extremes should not deter gardeners from planting this month.
Other good go-to cold weather vegetables are root produce such […]

Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

A touchy topic is pruning crape myrtle trees.  Do you prune them? When and how much?
Never cap your crape myrtle trees. Above – the wrong way. Below – leave them as trees.
The best time to prune is late winter, February – March.  The goal is to enhance the trees natural form, don’t force it to […]

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