Tips

5/2/17  Put some goodness in your vegetable beds and they will feed you well. Now is the time, in spite of the heat, to work toward improving the soil in your vegetable beds with composts, manures and other good stuff. Fall on the Gulf Coast is like a second Spring!. Make the most of it!

Take a look at our Vegetable Planting Calendar for the best times to seed, transplant, and harvest your vegetables.

8-26-16 Too hot to work? It’s not too hot to dream & seek inspiration! Visit a local newsstand and splurge on a garden magazine. While vacationing, visit botanical gardens, zoos or even public parks and take pictures. Variations on beautiful themes are possible in your landscape. You just have to let yourself look, see and dream!

7-1-16 Can you remember the last time lawns were actually green on July 4th weekend? What about just getting over a flash flood and hearing someone say …. “what about this drought?”. Don’t take our wet spring for granted. Xeriscape and other water wise landscape choices are some of the wisest decisions a property owner can make.

6/24/16 – It’s hot and it is gonna stay that way for awhile…sunrise comes early and sunsets are late. Make the most of the early and late light. Get your beds and planting areas ready for our second spring here in South Texas. Kill some weeds before breakfast and add some compost after work. Fall planting season will come around before you know it. Let us help you make sure you are ready!

06/10/16 – The wait is over! You have tended, fretted and worked hard on your tomatoes. Now begins the harvest, enjoy and share your backyard bounty! Can them, chop up in salads, make your Grandma’s sauce, indulge and be generous. Raising ones own tomatoes provides an opportunity to brag and share the love. Gardeners make an honorable group05/27/16 – Roses are red, Violets are blue. Your Grandmother grew them and so can you! Roses, that is… The Queen of garden flowers are well within the capabilities of the home gardener. Don’t be intimidated. Visit your local family owned garden center for the know-how you need.

4/29/16 – Spring is a wonderful time to clear the air.  No we aren’t talking about grudges. Indoor plants improve air quality inside your home. Visit your locally owned garden center for a selection of foliage and flowering plants to brighten almost any room in your home.  Giving the gift of a plant might just help with that grudge thing though.

4/15/16 – Plant a fruit tree and pick your own produce fully ripe out of your backyard!  It beats that stuff that never quite ripens on the road en route to the grocery store.  Citrus, Peaches, Blackberries and so much more.  Come in and we will help you set up your back yard orchard.

4/8/16 – Seasons change and so does color.  Cool weather flowers are fading after a job well done.  Replace them with warm weather lovers such as Torenia, Coleus and Caladiums for shade.  Vinca, Zinnia and Purslane for sun.  A little or a lot, what matters most is having fun!

4/1/16 – Go ahead, be a Gardening Fool this April!  Your tomatoes are in and settling, give them some warm weather company.  Peppers, Beans and Eggplant are jut a few of the varieties we have.  Flavor is a favor you can do for yourself!  Plant herbs such as Basil, Parsley, Sage and a host of others in pots and in between rows.

3/25/16 – Our April showers came this March!  No worries, they will still bring Spring Flowers! Brighten your landscape, spruce up a patio or prettify a porch with some of the colorful annuals we have in the nursery now. Come in and pick up a six pack or pot of WOW!

3/18/16 – Small space or empty spot begging for an accent? Consider container gardens using pots, washtubs and everything up to and including the kitchen sink.  Great for flowers, herbs, vegetables or any combination of the three.  You want it, you can have it!  Come on in and we will show you how!

3/11/16 – March comes in like a LION! Come in and see us about your lawn! Grubworms, Chinch Bugs, and Fungus are challenges we can help you overcome. Feed your turf now for summer lushness. Be a LAWN LION, we’ll show you how!

3/4/16 – It’s time to get out and work on your lawn. Assess what you are working with and get a game plan on how to achieve your turf care goals. Top dress damaged or thin areas of the lawn with sandy loam. Use a quality high nitrogen fertilizer to kick start your green up and Ortho Weed B Gone to control your pesky clover.

2/25/16 – Get your spring vegetables in the ground or into your containers and raised beds!  Herbs and greens are good to go now!  Great for Salsa, Pesto and Eggplant Parmesan … wouldn’t have guessed how handy we are in the kitchen would you?

02/12/16 – Valentine’s Day means it’s time to prune roses.  Now is the time to shape your roses and give them some TLC in the form of a high quality compost and Rose Glo fertilzer.

If you haven’t already, work in compost and organic fertilizer to vegetable and flower beds so you’ll be ready when the planting fever hits.

02/04/16 – During these dreary days of winter, consider punching up your patio, front porch, or flower beds with some cool season color. Annuals are affordable, dependable, and cheerful. Come on in and we will show you what and how to plant!

02/25/2015 – Layer your flower borders in 3 rows: a back row (facing north, preferably) with the tallest plants, a middle row with the next tallest, and a front row composed of your shortest plants. Use repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard, to provide unity.

02/19/2015 – Perennial flowers are wonderful for your planting beds, but they bloom for only so long. You may have perennials blooming in your bed in May, then nothing until July. Incorporating annuals into landscaping plan will “plug the gaps,” giving you continuous color in the yard.