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Take The Summer ON

With rows and rows of bright and beautiful sun-loving COLOR

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Did you know plants that are locally grown perform better in the Houston landscape?

Plant now for instant color and Fall beauty: 

– Cora Vinca
– Hibiscus
– Salvia
– Mexican Heather
– Lantana
– Portulaca
– Milkweed
– Esperanza 

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Love your veggies?

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Plant these vegetable seeds now to enjoy in the Fall. Good in containers or small spaces in the landscape

Give it a try!

  • Beans
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Squash

Fertilizer, bugs and your lawn

 Feed your hanging baskets and container pots regularly as watering washes away nutrients faster than in the landscape. Plants, like people and pets – need to be fed.

Keep an eye on your landscape this month and examine plants and trees for white flies, spider mites, tent caterpillars, web worms and aphids.

Chinch bugs can damage your St. Augustine grass. Look for dry, burned looking patches in the hottest parts of the lawn. Treat with insecticide before further damage. Have questions about bugs? We can help. MESSAGE US THRU FACEBOOK or GIVE US A CALL #281-443-3188

Mow high, water low

Cut grass at the highest setting during the heat season. Water deeply and less often. A good indicator it’s time to water is when you can see your footprints in the grass.

Mulch is your friend 

Not only will mulch give a clean, even look to your landscape but it holds more moisture in the soil. When plants droop in the afternoon heat, they’re struggling to stay hydrated. Another great way to help is to add expanded shale to loosen the soil and absorb water for slow release. Your plants will reward you for the help.

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What we recommend in August:

  • If you haven’t already, make sure your large, leafy plants such as coleus and caladiums are getting shade and plenty of water during sunny, hot periods.
  • Keep an eye on your trees for insects and watering needs.
  • Refresh your pots and containers with heat loving colorful plants that will look great in to the Fall.
  • Water your plants and lawn when needed and DEEP soak less often, rather than sprinkle regularly.
  • Feed ALL of your landscape with good fertilizer.
  • Protect pets and help wildlife with extra water and a shady spot from the heat.
  • Take advantage of the cooler times of the day and enjoy your Summer garden as often as you can.

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And get a $25 Gift Certificate for any live plant purchase at Houston Plants and Garden World