Tips for April
- Begin a regular mowing schedule.
- Water annuals and newly planted beds.
- Mulch all bare areas
- Prune flowering shrubs after they have stopped blooming.
- Watch for insects.
- Don’t forget to feed the birds!
Give that irrigation system a good inspection.
Don’t wait for the first heat wave to show you the system’s problems!
Give us a call today to get your system functioning properly!
TIPS FOR NOVEMBER
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Contrary to popular belief, fall, not spring, is the ideal planting season in Fort Worth. Cooler weather is just a few months ahead, so now is the perfect time to begin planning and planting. The soil is still warm from summer, while the cooler fall air encourages stronger root systems. These plants will have a long season of cool weather and rain before the following summer season. Rainy weather ahead also means that after you water for the first few months, Mother Nature will come in and do much of the watering for you while your plants are becoming established. In Fort Worth, gardening is really a year around activity and especially pleasurable in the mild fall season.
Fall is also a great time to clean up your yard. Garden debris harbors snails, earwigs and many other pests and diseases. By raking up leaves and other plant debris, you’ll eliminate the protective home for over-wintering pests.
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Tips for June
Being water wise benefits your landscape, environment, community, and budget. Outdoor residential irrigation accounts for as much as 60% of municipal water use in the summertime.
Occasional deep waterings are better than light sprinkles on a more regular basis. The amount of water to be used will vary tremendously from one site to the next depending on the soils, sun exposure, location, and how green you want your grass. Consistency is the key.
A good rule of thumb for summer watering is one watering every third to fifth day for your landscape. Color plantings will require a bit more.
Obviously, rain, cloudy days, wind, drainage, type of watering, amount of water per time, and water bills all affect this schedule.
We can help you with any irrigation questions and concerns you might have.
Tips for May
Good mowing practices are an important factor contributing to a well-groomed appearance and the longevity of any turf grass area.
Plants do best with a good soaking and then let the soil dry to a moist state.
Mulching reduces soil water loss, suppresses weeds and protects against temperature extremes.
Treatments for insect and disease should be applied only after pests are seen. Always choose environmentally safe alternatives to chemicals.
Some include: begonias, caladiums, impatiens, lantana, pentas and coleus.
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Tips for March
Mulch does an excellent job of holding moisture in the soil, preventing weeds and keeping the ground cool thus aiding in the quick establishment of root systems. Because mulch slows down the rate of the rain entering the soil, it gives the soil a chance to absorb the water. Mulch also encourages microorganisms to work closer to the surface of the soil, since the soil in this area stays moist. Another advantage mulch offers is reduced soil compaction.
Groundcovers are generally more attractive if pruned back each year in late winter or early spring.
Roots are active long before new growth appears. Fertilize early
Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their piercing sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. Ladybugs can eat over 5000 aphids during spring.
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