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Water Garden:

Warmer temperatures are waking up our fish. Feeding can begin once water temperature is above 60.

Adding new fish at this time is ok.

Collect/ net out string algae as needed. Spot treat if needed.

Plant water iris. Available now!

Complete pond cleans can begin this month if the pond is NOT under oaks. If your pond IS under oak trees, we recommend waiting until leaf and flower drop is finished.

Repotting lilies and bog plants can be done once the plants begin to wake up. We generally recommend waiting until April for dividing.

In the Edible Garden:

Don’t miss our Herbs& Veggies 101 seminar (free) Saturday, February 29th @10am!

It’s go time!

Add compost & mulch to planting beds. Pine straw now available!

Warm season transplants are now available. Call or stop by for availability. We are receiving weekly deliveries right now. View the Williamson County Planting Calendar here.

Plant fruit trees! Available now! Apples, blackberries, grapes, figs, peaches, pears, persimmons & plums. We’ll recommend planting pomegranates next month. See our tree list here.

Keep row cover ready for surprise freezes! We have 12-foot N-Sulate ready to go. $1 per linear foot.

Pull weeds and or spray with an organic weed killer. Please don’t use home recipes from the internet! There's no reason to dump salt all over your property!

Start a compost pile!

Clean last year’s containers if you’re a container gardener. A 1:10 bleach to water solution works well. Compost old potting media and start fresh.

Build new garden beds now! Remember, there is no such thing as “too many gardens”! See our soils list here.

Lawn Care:

Please discontinue use of weed-&-feed fertilizers!!! If they worked (and were environmentally friendly), we would sell them. They often don’t work, damage trees, and pollute our drinking water. Tell your friends.

Spot treat weeds with AgraLawn’s Crab Grass Killer. Stop by the store for more details on this product. Larger weeds can be pulled by hand or a weed-popper. Mow to remove flowers (soon to be seeds for next year).

Early March - It’s time to put out Corn Gluten to prevent warm season weed from germinating. Available now!

Keep an eye out for fungus! Get ahead of the game by adding Microlife’s MicroGro. If you have St. Augustine, now is a great time to apply peat moss to combat Take All Root Rot (TARR). Limit watering (it’s raining) and ONLY water in the mornings to combat fungal infections.

It’s time to fertilize. Stop bye to see which fertilizer will work best for your lawn. Not sure which lawn type you have? Pull up a clump and place it in a zip-lock baggie and we’ll ID it for you.

Apply beneficial nematodes now.

Landscape:

It’s time to make the landscape beautiful again!

Considering the current weather conditions (2/25/2020), we are recommending holding off on the mulch until the sun comes out and our soil dries out a little. If you feel you must mulch, apply a light layer now and come back later this spring to add the necessary amount.

Plant shrubs, trees, roses & perennials now.

Prune dormant trees. Use clean, sharp tools! Only seal wounds on Red Oaks & Live Oak. Clean tools when moving to a new tree. Again, a 1:10 bleach to water solution works well.

Add a quality compost to shrub & flower beds.

Fertilize shrubs & flower bed with Microlife 6-2-4.

Prune roses if you have not.

Apply beneficial nematodes now.

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