Red Barn Garden Center,Native Plant Nursery, Garden Center | Austin, TX
Austin Proud/Texas Friendly

Enjoy Nature's Best by Contacting Us Today at (512) 335-8093
in Austin, Texas

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(512) 335-8093

Service Area

Austin,Travis & Williamson County


TX Landscape and Nursery Association,
The Garden Center Group


Information and Planning


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, 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 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. Ask one of our associates for help.

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!
February Planner, Native Plant Nursery, Garden Center in Austin, TX
Remember, the deeper you water, the less often you will have to water. We carry Aqua Duct L&G, 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. 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!

Get the best annual plants of the season by stopping by our Austin, Texas, nursery today.


Voted Best Garden Center by Hill County News Two 2 Years in a Row