Monthly Garden Tips

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Monthly Garden Tips from Sheryl's Garden

Photographs by Robert and Sheryl Yantis  

is the time to enjoy  wildflowers, start planting your garden and fertilize your lawn. As it warms up you want to plant your veggies and transplant any perennials before it gets too hot. The more established plants are before our hot Texas summer weather starts the better they will survive.
Pay special attention to spacing when planting and think about the mature size of the plant. Perennials grow considerably larger than annuals. 
Remember that the last average freeze date is usually early in April or but most of the Mesquite trees have buds on them this year. 
Wait until after the second mowing to fertilize your lawn. Please do not use Weed and Feed products, they pollute our water and the atrazine in them can kill our trees. Remember that your tree roots go out at least 1½ times the drip line of the tree.  

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