April Yard of the Month Program and Timely Tips

The Ridgeview Ranch Yard of the Month Program sponsored by Calloway’s Nursery is BACK!  Neighborhood volunteers will be out the last week of each month picking their favorite yards for special recognition and a Calloway’s gift card.  To help you get your yards and plants looking their best, Calloway’s has provided us with “Timely Tips” each month and some special Saturday seminars for homeowners.

Timely Tips for April Gardeners:

The meaning of the word April is “to open” or “opening”. This is the month of rebirth and hope for the future.

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd; a day when we express our concerns for the environment. Many organic products are offered to help you develop a naturally-inspired green environment. There are also traditional solutions for the gardener who is exploring the “greener” side.

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. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches. They not only break down slowly putting organic material back into the soil but, the also prevent weeds, conserve moisture and cool the soil during the heat of our Texas Summer.

There is a large variety of planting materials available at this time as you “open” or give rebirth to your landscape. Foundation shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals, groundcovers and a large variety of vegetables and herbs can create new hope for your landscape’s future.

Final April Clinic:

Saturday, April 26: Simply Spectacular Hibiscus, The easy way! (10:15)

A spot with morning sun and afternoon shade is the perfect location for Hibiscus. Flowers are showy and open in Summer in various shades of blue, red and white. Hibiscus does not require a lot of maintenance.