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

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PATRIOTIC WAGS & WHEELS
PARADE & PET CONTEST

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
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

Calloway’s Yard Of the Month Honors for April

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Congrats to Hillcrest Estates residents of 10604 Blue Bay for Calloway’s Yard of the Month honors for April! If you would like to nominate a neighbor’s yard or your own please email us at [email protected]

Calloway’s Timely Tips for April

Timely Tips for April Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

April means “to open” or “opening”, in allusion to it being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”. This is the month of rebirth and hope for the future. If April means spring to you; get out your gardening tools and get moving. Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery are fully stocked with all kinds of plants and products for every purpose for the itchy green thumb. Consider adding Native Plants to your landscape. Native plants tolerate our Texas Summer heat better than most, require less water, require less mowing, provide habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save on fertilizes and insecticides.

A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard compacted clay soils. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches.

Hopefully you have your tomatoes, peppers, squash, and other warm season vegetables already planted; if not get them in the ground right away. To get the highest yields, make additions of fertilizer (called sidedressing) every couple of weeks, starting about a month after transplanting or seeding.

If your yard is too small for traditional garden plot, try gardening in containers. The bigger the container, the better! Container gardens need more attention since they dry out faster and need regular additions of fertilizer to compensate for the more frequent irrigation.

If you want to create a truly dynamic garden, inviting colorful guests like butterflies and hummingbirds is definitely the way to go. Butterflies like sunshine and plenty of space to fly around, so opt for a sunny, open spot. Both enjoy having some type of cover as a resting spot. Your garden should include some type of water feature as butterflies and hummingbirds often congregate around water.

St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns should be actively growing now; so it is a great time to apply fertilizer. Please consult your Calloway / Cornelius Nursery for the best fertilizer advice for your lawn. A correctly fertilized lawn now will better help your lawn to handle the Texas Summer Heat!

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, April 4th at 10:15 am – Lavish, Colorful, Stylish Shade Gardens

Saturday, April 11th at 10:15 am – Plant for Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens

Saturday, April 18th at 10:15 am – Native Plants for Texas Gardens

Saturday, April 25th at 10:15 am – Easy Care Flowers, Top Picks from Proven Winners

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

Hillcrest Egg Hunt

Hillcrest Estates Egg Hunt & Business Fair

Has been rescheduled due to weather  from Sat,  March 21st

to Saturday. April 4th at 5pm

Meet @5pm -at the Gazebo at Sweetwater/ Robin Creek

Egg Hunt @5:30pm

Bring your baskets & camera.

2 Egg Hunts with over 800 eggs!

FREE  chicken biscuits from Chick-Fil- A

Get your picture with the Bunny!

$400 in giveaways and giftcards!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors – Premier One-  24 HR EMERGENCY,  Debbie Viverito-Realtor ,  Chick-Fil-A- Gary Burns/ Preston Road location,  Trudy with Advocare, RBFCU

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Hillcrest Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Calloway’s Nursery – March Tips

Timely Tips for March Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

If you would like to nominate a neighbor’s yard or your own, please email us at [email protected] You could win a $25 gift card from Calloway’s Nursery!

One of the busiest gardening months of the year is here! March weather can be very fickle – it could still freeze since the average last freeze is mid-March or it could be very balmy and pleasant. You can’t predict the weather in Texas.

March is a great month to plant almost every kind of landscape plant. The sooner you plant, the quicker the plant will start getting established. This is important if the plants are to do well through the hot, stressful summer. Calloway’s/Cornelius Nursery are receiving weekly shipments of fresh nursery stock and this is the prime to buy and plant.

Do not be too eager to apply fertilizer to your warm season lawn grasses (St. Augustine and Bermuda); it is best to wait until April. Spring green-up results from nutrients that were stored by the grass last; fall proving importance of fall fertilization. Pushing the lawn too hard in the early spring could result in a weaker root system going into summer.

A few great early season flower choices are sweet alyssum, geraniums, stocks, snapdragons and petunias.

If you missed applying the pre-emergent weed preventer in February, then go ahead and make an application now. You may miss a portion of the weeds which germinate in early Spring but it may still control many of the types that germinate in the warmer part of the year.

Shear back Asiatic jasmine, if needed just as new growth starts to encourage new growth from the base.

Begin fertilizing roses every 4 to 6 weeks now until September with Calloway’s Rose Food

In-Store Clinics

Saturday, March 7th at 10:15 am – Real Food. Growing Vegetables

Saturday, March 14th at 10:15 am – Save water & money with Drip Irrigation

Saturday, March 21st at 10:15 am – Fashionista Flower Design with Flower from

Hort Couture

Saturday, March 28th at 10:15 am – Secrets to Spectacular Roses

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

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