Calloway’s Timely Tip for April Gardeners

Celebrate Earth Day this month and go “green” with Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery. We offer many organic products to help you develop a naturally-inspired green environment. We also offer traditional solutions but for the gardener who is exploring the “greener” side here are a few ideas.

 

A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the soil microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard, compacted clay soils. Calloway’s Organic Fertilizer contains seven food-grade meals and can be applied to your lawn and other plantings. Applying molasses will help stimulate microorganisms and energize your plants. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches. They not only break down slowly putting organic material back into the soil but, they also prevent weeds, conserve moisture and cool the soil during the heat of the summer.

 

Other organic insecticides and fungicides are Neem Oil, Diatomaceous Earth and Insecticidal Soaps. These are products which are safe to use around pets and children. There are also beneficial insects available such as Ladybugs, Lacewings and Beneficial Nematodes! These guys will attack the pests and take care of them “naturally.”

 

If you’re looking for some naturally-inspired garden ideas for your next project, please join us for FREE in-store garden clinics this month. Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are facilitated at every store.

 

Saturday, March 30: Proven flowers for your Texas garden (10:15 a.m.)

Add a dash of inspiration to garden spaces with plants proven to thrive–Choose these winners to take your outdoor spaces from blah to brilliant! For 20 years, Proven Winners plants have been trialed and tested in Texas.  From the very best, we’ve developed the collection of annuals and perennials available for Texas gardeners. These varieties are easy to grow, disease free and provide all season blooms. Perfect for container or flowerbed planting! Find the widest selection of Proven Winners plants in the area on Proven Winners Day.

 

Saturday, April 6: Creating shade gardens (10:15 a.m.)

Surprises of natural brilliance amid the shadows…Gardening experts at Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery reveal plants that thrive in Texas shade gardens and show you how to improve your own shady spaces.

 

Saturday, April 13: Butterfly and hummingbird gardens (10:15 a.m.)

Enhance gardens with butterfly and hummingbird habitats…Learn how to create a garden to enjoy your own private butterfly and hummingbird show.

 

Saturday, April 20: Using groundcovers in the landscape (10:15 a.m.)

Natural carpets of plants provide smooth garden transitions…Groundcovers tie together garden spaces. Learn about these grass alternatives at your local Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery.

 

Saturday, April 27: Identifying the perfect plant for your space (10:15 a.m.)

Decorate spaces with splashes of natural color…Choose stand-out annuals that spring forth and thrive in Texas gardens.

 

For more information, visit www.calloways.com. Hope to see you in the garden soon!

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