March 3rd, 2012
Discover drought-durable tips with designer Adams Kirkpatrick from Sunflower Design, including soil-building and water retention designs. On tour, visit Gail and Don Clowe's San Antonio garden where Japanese design meets the Southwest. John Dromgoole explains the benefits of Mycorrhizalfungi to soil and plants.
Tips of the Week
Get a jump on weeds! Every weed you dig up now is one less weed that's going to seed. Just a few minutes a day will spare you an ordeal.
Plant trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.Continue planting bare-root fruit trees, pecan trees, blackberries, and grapes. All planting of trees and shrubs should ideally be wrapped up fairly quickly, before the onslaught of heat begins.
Compost ornamentals, trees, and the lawn. On the lawn: don't apply more than about 1/4". Around trees, do not pile anything up against the trunk of the tree.
Continue planting lettuce, chard, carrots, radish, broccoli, spinach, greens and herbs: dill, fennel, oregano, parsley, and thyme.
Plant asparagus crowns, onions, and artichokes.
Prune asparagus foliage to the ground to encourage emerging spears.
Fertilize vegetable crops and winter annuals.
Prune woody dormant plants.
Prune crape myrtles.
Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs for another month.
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Question of the Week
When can I prune?
Gail & Don Clowe San Antonio Garden Design