Calloway’s July Yard of the Month Honors

Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 Residents of 4014 Winding Way for July Yard of the Month Honors! Beautiful Yard! If you would like to nominate a neighbors yard or your own, or even by on our committee, please email us at [email protected]

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Calloway’s Timely Tips for July

Timely Tips for July Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

Gardening activities usually slowdown in the summertime as the temperature continues to climb into the 90’s and beyond. July is often a very dry month and can be very hot. New garden projects are not usually started but there are always maintenance chores to do. The best time to do any kind of gardening or maintenance is in the early morning or late in the day after supper.

Proper watering is essential to keep plants healthy in the heat of summer. It is best to water as deeply and infrequently as possible, as opposed to frequent light sprinklings. This will encourage a deeper root system that can take advantage of water stored in the soil.

One of the best strategies for getting shrubs and young trees through summertime dry spells is to apply a thick layer of mulch over the root systems of plants. Mulches break down over time, so if it has been awhile since you’ve mulched, check all the plants in your yard. A three to four inch layer will prevent most evaporation from the soil and lower the soil temperature in the root zone, reducing stress on the root system.

Drip irrigation combined with mulch is an excellent way to maintain high quality of plant materials. Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro irrigation is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either into the soil surface or directly into the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant. This allows for fertilizer and nutrient loss to be minimized due to localized application and reduced leaching. Soil erosion and weed growth is lessened with this type of irrigation along with the foliage remains dry, reducing the risk of disease. If drip irrigation is not an option at this time, consider using soaker hoses to provide a good source of water to your garden or bedding plants.

Water plants in containers and hanging baskets more frequently in the summer to keep them from drying out. This can leach out plant nutrients from the soil, so use a water-soluble fertilizer regularly to keep your plants growing and healthy.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, July 18th at 10:15 am – Save Water & Money with Drip Irrigation

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery ©2015, www.calloways.com.

Calloway’s Timely Tips for June

Timely Tips for June Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

It’s getting hotter and summer time activities are getting into full swing. Take advantage of the longer days by doing gardening tasks in the morning or evening when it is more pleasant to be outside.

Hotter weather means grass will be growing faster. Keep up with the mowing so you don’t have to bag the clippings. That may mean mowing every 5 or 6 days instead of every 7 to 10 days. Letting the clippings fall back into the lawn recycles nutrients but does not promote thatch. Mowing frequently at the correct height will promote a healthy, thick turf that is resistant to weeds.

As spring rains slack off and give way to drier days, apply supplemental water as needed. The rule of thumb is to water enough to wet the soil 5 to 6 inches deep. Do not water too frequently. Shallow, frequent watering promotes a shallow root system that is more susceptible to the stress of summer heat and winter cold.

The best way to conserve moisture in the landscape is by mulching. A 3 to 4 inch layer over the root zone retains moisture, keeps the soil cooler and helps prevent weed seeds from germinating under your shrubs, trees and flowers.

June is a great month for colorful summer annuals. In a sunny location try marigolds, salvia, petunias, dusty miller, and lantana just to name a few. Caladiums, coleus, impatiens and bedding begonias are a good choice for shady areas.

Summer tropical plants, though they are not freeze hardy, are perfectly at home in our Texas heat and humidity. Plant them in the ground for quick growth or in pots or tubs so you can overwinter them indoors.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, June 6th at 10:15 am – Creating Gardens for Beautiful Birds

Saturday, June 13th at 10:15 am – Healthy Green Summer Lawns

Saturday, June 20th at 10:15 am – Heat-Thriving and Colorful Plants

Saturday, June 27th at 10:15 am – Forget the Grocery – How to Grow Delicious

Tomatoes for Fall

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery ©2015, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway’s required for all use and reproduction.

Calloway’s June Yard of the Month Honors

Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 Residents of 10800 Shadow Brook Lane  for June Yard of the Month Honors! Beautiful Yard! If you would like to nominate a neighbors yard or your own, or even by on our committee, please email us at [email protected]

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Calloway’s Timely Tips for May

Timely Tips for May Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

May is the month that makes us think of beautiful flowers. Visits to Calloway’s / Cornelius Nursery, the Dallas Arboretum, and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens will stimulate lots of new ideas and possibilities for your landscape.

Don’t forget Mom this month! Mother’s Day is May 10th. In a recent survey more than 30% of Moms of all ages want something garden related for her Mother’ Day gift. Instead of the usual vase of cut flowers, plan ahead and give that special person a naturally-inspired bouquet that changes with seasons, a beautiful container garden.

Although pansies may still be looking great early in May, it’s about time to pull them and plant summer flowering plants. Once it gets hot, pansies go down fast. Annuals and perennials give you lots of color bang for your buck. Pinch back growth of newly planted annual and perennial plants. This results in shorter, compact plants with more flowers.

Allow the foliage of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing.

Spread a second application of pre-emergent for crabgrass and grass. Fertilize lawns with the final feeding before Summer. Fertilize roses every four to six weeks and control black spot with a systemic fungicide. Feed trees and shrubs with Calloway’s 16-8-8 Tree and Shrub Food.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, May 2nd at 10:15 am – Perennials – Best Picks for Texas

Saturday, May 9th at 10:15 am – Beautiful & Practical Groundcovers in the

Landscape

Saturday, May 16th at 10:15 am – The Art of Landscape Design

Saturday, May 23rd at 10:15 am – Just in Time, Drip Irrigation

Saturday, May 30th at 10:15 am – Design Stylish Container Gardens for Poolside &

Patio

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery ©2015, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway’s required for all use and reproduction.

Hillcrest Estates 121 Community Wide Front Yard Sale

Hillcrest Estates 121 Community Wide FRONT Yard Sale
Sat. May 2nd – 8am or sooner
Mark your calendars and begin to plan.
Time to pull out all those wonderful treasures from your closets, attic and garage and turn them into cash!
The HOA will place signs out at the entrances and post some ads on line.
No need to register – just place your things out front that morning and begin selling!

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Wags to Wheels Parade

HILLCREST 121 HOA
PATRIOTIC WAGS & WHEELS
PARADE & PET CONTEST

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Saturday, June 27th
10am-noon
Cul-de-sac at Water Rd & Stream Bend

Decorate your bikes, trikes, strollers and skateboards;
break out your patriotic gear and decorate your ride!
Wagons, razors, mini-hummers, or anything with wheels is welcome,
wear your best red, white and blue, and dress your pooch too;
all participants in the parade will get a prize!

Parade Route line up will begin at 10:15am, with parade starting at 10:30am.
Parade will take a square shape @ Water Rd/Stream Bend Cul-de-sac
and travel around Stream Bend to Winding Way, then back up Water Rd to Stream Bend. Bring your lawn chair and grab a seat on the parade route to cheer your kids and all the parade participants!

Pet Contest Sponsored by City Vet
Will be judged following the parade. Prizes for:
Most Patriotic, Best Pet Trick and Best Look-A-Like!

FREE Hot Dogs, Cookies, Red, White and Blue Popsicles from Schwan’s,  Water & American Flags!
Event Sponsored by Hillcrest 121 HOA

 

 

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