Gardening in Texas

image23_thumb[1]May in Southwestern New Mexico & west Texas can be hot, completely dry and/or gusty. Take preventative measures to make certain all sprinkling systems are working from their best.

Use Cypress mulch to help keep roots shielded from the HOT sunlight. This aids maintain dampness in the origin area as well as the keeping weeds down to a minimum.

Lantana, red bird of heaven, Oleander, and other wintertime destroyed plants might be surfacing at this time. Do NOT eliminate them permaturely. These plants will certainly surface if watered occasionally throughout winter months.

Crape Myrtle will start to reveal blossom buds at this time and will searching for regular watering when flowers start to develop. They like fertilzing and stand up to “leaf melt” if offered a dirt acidifying item such as Ironite in conjuction with a routine fertilizer. Eliminate faded blossom pointers reguarly.

Growing during this month is still successful. The Vitex, oleander, crape myrtle, roses, bird of heaven, texas sage, butterfuly bush, red yucca and most “xeriscaping” plants will certainly prosper when planted throughout this month. Be sure to water thoroughly when initial grown.

Trees will additionally come under this group. Just after the instructions as noted above. All ash, mesquite, desert willow (ageless beauty is a new selection), Chitalpa, Palo Verde, Live Oak, Chinese Pitache, as well as many more.

Make certain to feed your lawn, shrubs, tress, as well as bedding plants regularly to take advantage of your watering schedule. Over-watering will NOT aid “Green up” plants. Over-watering can cause chlorotic plants or too much yellowing or Root Rot.

Feeding regularly as searching for benefits from water your are using. IT additionally maintains blooming plants blooming longer and resists bug and or illness.

Fertilize Mexican Elders during this time of the year. This will certainly aid before it goes into the summer dormancy. Use a good all purpose fertilizer such as 16-8-8 with iron and also sulfur. It could likewise be utilized on other trees, shrubs and lawns.