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Pre-Spring Do’s and Don’ts

Pre Spring tips…do now & save time later!
  • Apply Pre-emergents Amaze or Hi Yield Weed and Grass Preventor with Dimension to prevent spring weeds.
  • Spray All Seasons Oil to kill and prevent scale insects this spring on flax lily, cast iron plant, irises, pittosporums & hollies.
  • Treat for lawn fungus as a cure and preventative due to damp weather with F-Stop or Bayer Lawn Fungus Control, organically with Serenade or Natures Blend.
  • Prepare veggie gardens for spring plantings. Pull up all old vegetables, and rework the soil with Cotton Burr Compost or Natures Blend.
  • Prune indian hawthorns, azaleas, or carolina jasmine since they are an early spring bloomer.
  • Prune tropicals, ex. hibiscus, bougainvilleas, lantanas, plumbagos, etc..
  • Spray a weed killer (it is too cold to be effective).
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  1. Arlene says

    Which kind of azaleas can grow in Corpus Christi? What soil additive should be used to bring up acidity in our soul? What are the sun/shade environments for south Texas?

  2. james gill says

    Azaleas are not easy here, but if you want to try, I recommend sticking with Southern Indica type. Formosa, Judge Solomon, Gerbing, and a few others. Canadian peat moss is the best additive for lowering pH, but you can also sprinkle on soil sulfur every year, and use an azalea specific fertilizer. Keep a heavy organic mulch, we prefer and carry pine straw.

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