A cool way to celebrate Back-to-School!

August 17, 2013

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It is hard to believe, but for school-age residents of Ridgeview Ranch, school is just a few days away.  To celebrate the last weekend of their care-free summer days, we are having a Back-to-School pool party Sunday, August 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bellerive Dr. pool.  To add to the fun of spending a Sunday afternoon at the pool, Tom & Gina Branch of The Branch Team, have generously donated funds to have the Kona Ice truck at the event to serve snow cones!

Please remember some important pool rules:

  • No class containers are allowed in the pool area
  • No food or drinks while in the pool
  • Do not climb on or jump of of the water feature
  • No skateboards or bicycles inside the pool area
  • No smoking in the pool area

Special thanks to Bridget Todd and Stephanie Granberry for coordinating the event and to Tom & Gina Branch for supplying the funds to add a special snow cone treat!  Bring your towels, goggles, pool toys and plenty of sun screen and have some fun in the summer sun before we hit the books Monday!

Happy swimming y’all!

August Yard of the Month Winners!

August 12, 2013

The heat is finally upon us, but that has not stopped our homeowners from working hard to make their yards look AWESOME!  This month’s winners are:

  • ESTATES: 2700 Royal Troon
  • MANOR: 2604 Royal Birkdale Dr.
  • VILLAGES: 9224 Azinger
  • WEST: 9704 Indian Canyon

If you want to get a head start on your garden for fall, use the coupon below at any Calloway’s Nursery.  Congratulations winners and thank you to Calloway’s for sponsoring this program.  Happy gardening neighbors!

 

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Calloway’s Timely Tips for August Gardeners

August 5, 2013

Summer Lawns; Feed, Mow, Prevent!

The key to a great looking summer lawn is to be proactive.

For a great looking summer lawn, advance planning can be your best friend. When the summer heat hits, grass grows slower, so any damage or stress will take longer to remedy and repair. Hence, your best strategy is to keep your grass healthy and green, so that it can hold its own through the summer.

Water Only 1″ Per Week.

Our Calloway’s Lawn Care specialists suggest that lawns require only 1″ of water per week in the summer time. That includes rainfall. When watering, water two days per week (or one if you are subject to restrictions), preferably in early morning so that the water can seep down into the ground around the roots and build a healthy root system. Excessive watering leads to waste and disease, which can spread very quickly in the warm summer months.

When Mowing, Let Those Blades Stand Tall!

When mowing in summer, most Texas varieties of grass should be left relatively long. As a matter of fact, our garden expert suggests raising your adjustable lawn-mower blade to at least 3″ or the maximum height for St. Augustine; or 1″ to 2″ for Bermuda. Leaving the grass blades longer helps them to handle the stress of summer heat and also helps to shade the ground at the root level, keeping the roots cooler. You may need to mow more often to keep your lawn looking tidy, but longer grass means healthy grass in summer.

Use a Top Quality Pre-Emergent and Fertilizer

You should also fertilize your lawn around the end of August, to prepare it for the fall growth period. Apply a good pre-emergent weed killer, created specifically for the warm-season grasses that we have in Texas. Then you can apply your choice of fertilizer, either Calloway’s Organic Mix, Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food 25-5-10 fertilizer, or Calloway’s Phosphorous Free Lawn Food of 21-0-0, which helps to eliminate salt build-up in the soil and the water table.

Plan ahead for a beautiful end of summer lawn, and an even more beautiful fall season.

For more gardening tips, go to www.calloways.com/good-neighbor-homeowners-association-program.

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