Fall is the ideal
time to plant trees and shrubs.
Roots have time to establish before next summer’s heat and the plant
will be subject to less stress if planted at this time of year.
Mulch your beds and around trees for moisture retention and
winter protection. Do not forget to water when dry weather is upon us.
Fall lawn care is
very important. Ladybug Fertilizer (8-2-4), Medina Fertilizer
(4-2-3), and Texas Tee Fertilizer (6-2-4) are three organic options for fall
fertilization. This is the time to put
down a pre-emergent. Corn Gluten can be
used as an organic pre-emergent weed control in lawns. If applied now, it will prevent winter annual
weeds from emerging for 90 days. The
nitrogen in Corn Gluten Meal also provides a small amount of fertilizer for the
lawn. Other pre-emergent products are available. Top Dressing your lawn with a ¼ to ½ inch
layer of compost is recommended to ad nutrients and strengthens your soil and
lawn. Ask one of our knowledgeable
associates for a recommendation.
Have a beautiful bed or
container with fall blooming Annuals.
Pansies – bloom
all fall, winter, and early spring. Pansies
love blood meal.
blooms fall through spring. Violas
perform well in Texas heat.
Mums – great fall color. Mums love bone meal.
longer bloom period than Mums, but available in same colors
some will bloom all winter if weather not severe
gorgeous blue color, prefers cool weather
extremely fragrant – survives winter unless hard freeze
– plant now for earliest spring bloom
Ornamental Cabbage and Kale – Keeps
going all season.
Swiss Chard – Keeps great color all
Calendula - Great all season color.
Cyclamen – Beautiful Winter Shade
Don’t forget to fertilize at least once a month to keep them
blooming and beautiful.
Get your fall
vegetable garden going if you don’t already have one. Shallots, Edible Kale, Garlic, Broccoli,
Collards, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chives, Spinach and more are available now. Red Barn carries a great variety vegetables
and herbs. Onion sets will be here mid
to late November. Drop by and get a planting guide or more information.
October is also time
to plant Bluebonnet seeds and Wildflower Seeds for beautiful spring
Fall is also an
excellent season for Roses. Many
roses put on another flush of blooms now and it is also a good time to plant
roses. Try a Drift Rose for a trailing
effect or for cascading over pots. The star of the rose world, Knock Out Rose,
is available now in single and red, light pink, white, and yellow. This rose is virtually disease resistant and
blooms almost continuously through the season.
Knock Out Rose has been named an EarthKind rose by Texas A&M horticulturists
and now has also been designated as a Texas Superstar.
Oh, don’t forget. Fall is a great time for planting trees
and shrubs. Fruit trees too. This gives them time to set root, acclimate,
and be ready for spring and summer.
Visit our Special Events page for information on our
Pumpkinfest (Oct. 18, 10-4), and other great events.
If you have any other further gardening needs or questions,
please visit Red Barn Garden Center
at 12881 Pond Springs Road or call 512-335-8093 and let one of our experienced
nursery professionals help you. We appreciate your business. We are locally
owned and operated.
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Center: Austin Proud/Texas Friendly!