JUNE GARDENING WITH RED BARN GARDEN CENTER
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, Bells of Fire Esperanza, 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 Superthrive to get that root system growing..
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 or Tiger Bloom to keep them beautiful.
Deer problems?? Red Barn has a variety of deer resistant plants to offer. Remember nothing is deer proof. Newly planted items need to be protected or sprayed with a deer repellant until established. I Must Garden offers a complete line of sprays. Ask one of our associates for help.
I know the rain helped fill our lakes and ponds but we still need to be good stewards with our water.
Please water when needed and deep water so you will not have to water so often.
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. We offer pine straw mulch for the vegetable garden.
Fungal problems on grass or plants will show up after this rain. Red Barn offers organic fungicides’ such as Serenade, Actinovate, or Oganicide to name a few.. There are oil sprays for fungus but they can burn the plants if the temperature is above 85 degrees. Be careful.
Unfortunately with all of this rain, we will probably see large pest populations this summer. Spider mites are already showing up 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 Monterey, Bonide, and Fertilome products and more for your bug problem needs. We carry Lady Bugs and other beneficial insects for an organic approach. Don’t forget Beneficial Nematodes for another 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!
If you need further help or have any gardening questions, please visit with one of our nursery professionals at 12881 Pond Springs Road, Austin, 78729. 512-335-8093.
Red Barn Garden Center is Austin Proud/ Texas Friendly.
Come see us. Have fun in your garden!!