Fertilize when the grass is actively growing.
Use: Gill Lawn and Garden 13-1-3, Green Diamond 21-7-14
Organic: Milorganite, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Medina Growin’ Green
Water in well (approximately 30 minutes per area).
Eliminate broadleaf weeds.
We recommend: Ortho Weed B Gon for Southern Lawns for broadleaf weeds, Image for grassy weeds and sticker burrs.
Water lawn 2 days prior to application.
Lay new sod.
Lay new sod or plant Bermuda seed anytime this month.
Only water every 7 to 14 days if we don’t get rain.
Water deeply (1”per area.)
It’s best to water in the morning. This helps to reduce problems with fungus.
Set your sprinkler:
For best lawn health in clay soil, sprinklers should be run for short times but repeated several times in the same morning, so water can soak in before more water is added. Water deep and then refrain from watering for 7 to 14 days to train roots to go deep.
Late spring/summer blooming annuals and perennials:
For sunny areas:
Zinnias, periwinkles, moss rose, purslane, lantana, blue daze, false heather, salvia, ice plant, gomphrena, ruellia, coreopsis, and pentas.
For shady areas:
Shrimp plant, ageratum, agapanthus, caladiums, coleus, begonia
Okra, beans, black eyed peas, watermelon, ornamental gourds, cantaloupe
Peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, okra
Established citrus trees:
(3 years or older)
We recommend: Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0
Organic: Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Hasta Gro, Plant Tone, Citrus Tone
Azaleas, gardenias, and magnolias:
We recommend: Azalea Food, Miracle Gro ACR for Acid Loving Plants
Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo, Texas Green Sand, or Espoma Azalea Tone
Annuals and perennials:
We recommend: Miracle Gro, Osmocote, Hibiscus Food
Organic: Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Hasta Gro, Maestro Rose Glo, PlantTone
We recommend: Bayer Rose & Flower Care, Hibiscus Food
Organic: Maestro Rose Glo, PlantTone
Trees and shrubs:
We recommend: Gill Lawn and Garden Fertilizer, Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food
Organic: Milorganite, Medina Growin’ Green or Lady Bug Lawn and Garden
Cool weather vegetables:
We recommend: Ammonium Sulfate
Organic: Medina Growin’ Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Hasta Gro, Maestro Rose Glo, Plant Tone
Early spring bloomers:
Including azaleas, indian hawthorn and caroline jessamine
Trim hedges as needed to maintain good form.
Prune to approximately 12” tall.
Watch Out For
Watch out for pest outbreaks on everything from vegetables to trees. They should be out in full force and hungry. Watch for powdery mildew and blackspot on roses.
We recommend: Bayer Rose & Flower Spray or Cayonara
Organic: Oil Spray
We recommend: Liquid Sevin, Bayer Rose & Flower Spray or Cyonara
Organic: Spinosad, Insecticidal Soap, or Diatomaceous Earth
Snails, slugs and pillbugs:
Organic: Sluggo Plus
Read: Snails and Beer!
Fungus, Powdery Mildew:
We recommend: Fertilome Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Systemic Fungicide
Organic: Neem Oil or Serenade
We recommend: Bayer Rose & Flower Spray, Bayer Tree & Shrub
Organic: Sticky Traps, Insecticidal Soap or Oil Spay