Now is the time to plant hot-weather perennials and enjoy their
blooms this summer. Try some that thrive
in our Central Texas heat -- Yellow Bells Esperanza, Pride of Barbados, Firebush,
Hardy Hibiscus, Lantana, Katie’s Dwarf Ruellia, Plumbago, Mexican Bush Sage,
Salvia Greggii, or Thryallis, to name just a few. Plant some of these and you will have color
even during the heat of summer!
Don’t forget the Root Stimulator, Seaweed, or Vitazyme and proper
compost and mulch.
Continue to fertilize blooming annuals and perennials
through the summer time. Red Barn
carries several organic and natural fertilizers. Actively growing plants need food to stay
healthy and vigorous. Plant warm season annuals such as Vinca, Penta, Zinnia, and
Moss Rose to name a few. Knock Out Roses
are still performing great. Feed all you
blooming plants with Rose Glo to keep the beautiful.
Red Barn just received a new selection of roses. Hybrid Teas, Climbing Roses, Drift Roses,
Knock Outs and more. Why give Mom a dozen roses when you can give her hundreds
from her own rose bush.
Practice water conservation – always water plants deeply and
you will need to water less frequently.
Trees especially need deep watering. The biggest mistake people make is lightly
watering the ground under their trees and expecting this to help the tree
survive a long, hot Texas summer! Remember,
the deeper you water, the less often you will have to water. We carry Soil Moist
and other water retention products.
MULCH, MULCH, MULCH!!!
Another key component of your water conservation program should be
applying a 2-3 inch thick layer of mulch over all bare soil areas. Keep the mulch pulled back from plant stems and
trunks to prevent swelling and insects.
Unfortunately, we will probably see large pest populations
this summer. Spider mites are already being
seen on stressed plants. Also be on the
lookout for grubs and fire ants and expect chinch bugs to make an appearance
when the weather gets hot. Red Barn
carries Captain Jack products, Fertilome products, etc. for your bug problem needs. Try Beneficial Nematodes for an organic
approach to fleas, ticks, grubs, fire ants, and more. Go Green with Red Barn. . Ask us for help!!!
Please stop by Red Barn Garden Center at 12881 Pond Springs
Road and let us help you with all your gardening needs.. We’ll even help you load your car!