Calloway’s Timely Tips for March Gardeners

The weather is warmer, and the days are getting a little longer. It’s time to get outside and prepare your garden and lawns for Spring. Surround yourself with the barefoot-comfort of a beautiful lawn. Applying a pre-emergent with prevent summer broadleaf and grassy weeds. Proper fertilizers sure that beautiful lush green lawn we all desire.

Add a little natural inspiration to you home by creating colorful container gardens. Simply select an appropriate-sized container, choose a well-blended potting soil, secure plants with similar light and watering requirements, plant them, decorate with mulch and enjoy! For those of you who choose to garden with a purpose start your own vegetable and herb garden for Summer harvesting.

March Clinics:

Saturday, March 8: Tasty Organic Patio Vegetables (10:15)
The Patio Garden, Tasty, Organic and Beautiful! You can grow vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, in containers on your patio or right outside the kitchen door for easy convenience.

Saturday, March 15: Knock-your-socks-off Flowers from Hort Coture (10:15)
Choose plants that take your outdoor spaces from blah to brilliant! The Hort Couture collection offers trendy colors patterns, shapes and specially cultivated sizes perfect for designer containers.

Saturday, March 22: America’s Favorite Flower – the Rose (10:15)
With a Little Inspiration and Know-how; Grow an Inspiring Rose Garden! Enjoy beautiful blooms from Spring through Fall. Climbers, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Hybrid Teas, Groundcovers, Miniatures, Earth-Kind, antiques…the list goes on and on!

Saturday, March 29: Creating Shade Gardens (10:15)
Surprises of Natural Brilliance Amid the Shadows! Discover plants that thrive in Texas shade gardens and how to improve your own shady spaces.

Remember, any major changes to your exterior landscaping requires approval from the Ridgeview Ranch Architectural Control Committee.  Project forms can be found at http://ridgeviewranch.org/acc/