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Calloway’s Nursery – The Organic Checklist

CALLOWAY’S  NURSERY®
Life Lived Beautifully®

The Organic Checklist

January

  • Fertilize annuals and grasses with
  • Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer
  • Spray Bonide All Seasons Oil Spray to control scale insects, if needed
  • Prune evergreen Trees and Shrubs

February

  • Corn Gluten Meal has been known to deter weed seeds from germinating!
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs using
  • Calloway’s Tree & Shrub Planting Mix
  • Apply Soil Mender Lava Sand to beds
  • Prune Peach and Plum Trees

March

  • Fertilize all planting areas if not done in February
  • Mulch all bare soil
  • Amend vegetable beds with Calloway’s Organic Compost and Organic Soil
  • Apply Turf Soil Builder; it revives the soil!

April

  • Apply Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer
  • Corn Gluten Meal has been known to deter weed seeds from germinating!
  • Release beneficial Insects
  • Leave foliage on Daffodils to recharge the bulbs
  • Spray Bonide Neem on Roses

May

  • Apply Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer, Soil Mender Molasses, and Texas Greensand
  • if we have over 8” of rain since last application
  • Release beneficial insects
  • Use Summit BT Spray for bagworms
  • Prune Spring blooming Shrubs

June

  • Apply Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer, Soil Mender Molasses, and Texas Greensand  first of the month if not applied in May
  • Apply Corn Meal for fungus problems as needed
  • Control Web Worms with Summit B.T. Worm Spray or Bonide Captain Jack’s (Spinosad) Control snails, slugs, and pill bugs with Monterey’s Sluggo Snail and Slug Control
  • Deadhead spent blooms
  • Apply Natural CedarCide to deter mosquitoes

July

  • Apply Soil Mender Liquid Fish & Seaweed twice this month
  • Use Soil Mender Diatomaceous Earth to control crawling insects
  • Mulch to conserve moisture
  • Apply Soil Mender Molasses and Texas Greensand once to the lawn and beds

August

  • Apply Soil Mender Liquid Fish & Seaweed twice this month
  • Mulch to conserve moisture

September

  • Apply Soil Mender Liquid Fish & Seaweed twice this month
  • Apply Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer
  • Apply Turf Soil Builder; it revives the soil!
  • Corn Gluten Meal has been known to deter weed seeds from germinating!
  • Apply Soil Mender Molasses and Texas Greensand

October

  • Corn Gluten Meal, applied mid-to-late in month, has been known to deter weed seeds from germinating! Rake and remove leaves on your lawn
  • Apply Soil Mender Lava Sand
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Divide Summer blooming perennials
  • Use Jobe’s Blood Meal to provide nutrients

November

  • Fertilize bulbs, annuals, and perennials with
  • Calloway’s Organic & Natural Fertilizer Mulch for Winter protection
  • Plant Winter annual color

December

  • Plant Spring Bulbs (Tulips, Hyacinths) using
  • Jobes Bone Meal to provide nutrients
  • Water areas that become dry
  • Cut back on watering and fertilizing houseplants

Calloway’s Nursery – Monthly Lawn & Garden Checklist

CALLOWAY’S  NURSERY®
Life Lived Beautifully®

Monthly Lawn & Garden Checklist

January

  • Service lawn mower Prune Trees and Roses Prepare garden soils
  • Spray All Seasons Oil Spray for scale
  • Buy and plant Fruit Trees
  • Use Calloway’s Tree & Shrub Planting Mix

February

  • Apply weed preemergent as recommended
  • Use Bonide Crabgrass Preventer with Dimension for grassy and broadleaf weeds or Bonide Weed Beater Complete Granules for
  • pre & post control!
  • Purchase Caladium Bulbs
  • Plant or transplant Trees and Shrubs
  • Spray dandelions (another broadleaf weed) with Bonide Weed Beater Southern

March

  • For new lawns apply Calloways Premium Lawn Food 21-5-10
  • For mature lawns apply Calloway’s Premium Phosphorus Free Lawn Food 21-0-0
  • Apply Turf Soil Builder; it revives the soil!
  • Spray visible Winter weeds with
  • Bonide Weed Beater Southern
  • Plant Spring flowers using Calloway’s Flower Bed Mix
  • Purchase Caladium Bulbs
  • Amend vegetable beds with Calloway’s Organic Compost

April

  • Plant Spring Bulbs
  • Plant Caladium Bulbs after the 15th
  • Feed Trees and Shrubs with Calloway’s Professional 16-8-8 Tree & Shrub Food
  • Watch for fungus and brown patch; apply
  • Bonide Infuse Systemic Fungicide as needed
  • Prune Shrubs
  • Apply Bonide Weed Beater Southern to stop broadleaf weeds
  • Plant Spring annuals and perennials then fertilize with
  • Calloways 14-14-14 or Calloway’s Amazing Gardens

May

  • Apply 2nd application of preemergents for crabgrass and grass burrs
  • Apply Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food
  •  Apply Turf Soil Builder; it revives the soil!
  • Apply Image for nutsedge
  • Spray established weeds with Bonide Weed Beater Southern

June

  • Watch for scale on Crapemyrtles
  • Treat web worms on Trees and Shrubs with
  • Summit Caterpillar & Worm Killer
  • Apply Fungicide to stop lawn fungus
  • Treat insect problems on lawns or ornamentals with Bonide Insect & Grub Control
  • Control fire ants with Amdro or
  • Orthene Fire Ant Killer
  • Watch for June bugs (adult grub worms) see below
  • Apply Natural CedarCide to deter mosquitoes

July

  • At mid-month treat for grubs with Bayer Season Long Grub Killer or Bonide Insect & Grub Control, available in spray or granules
  • Feed Trees and Shrubs with Calloway’s Professional 16-8-8 Tree & Shrub Food
  • Water pots and hanging baskets daily
  • Water lawns, 1” per week, best done in early mornings

August

  • Treat insect problems
  • Water pots and hanging baskets daily
  • Water lawns, 1” per week, best done in early mornings

September

  • Use Bonide Crabgrass Preventer with Dimension for grassy and broadleaf weeds or Bonide Weed Beater Complete Granules for pre & post control! Fertilize lawns with Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food Apply Turf Soil Builder; it revives the soil!
  •   Plant Fall Flowers
  •   Watch for fungus in lawns and, if necessary, treat with   Bonide Infuse Spray or Granules

October

  • Purchase Spring Bulbs. Tulips and Hyacinths must spend 45 days in refrigeration
  • Winterize lawns with Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food
  • Plant Pansies and fertilize with Calloway’s Professional Pansy Food

November

  • Time to Plant Wildflower Seeds

December

  • Plant bulbs 1st of month, using Jobe’s Bone Meal
  • to provide nutrients
  • Prune Trees

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Calloway’s December Yard of the Month Honors!

Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 residents of 4213 Trailridge for Calloway’s December yard of the month honors! If you would like to nominate a yard, or your own, email us at [email protected] Winner will receive a $25 Calloway’s gift carddsc_5425

Timely Tips for December Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

Working in your garden is an excellent escape during the holidays. It’s a great time of year to do some of the heavy work in the landscape as opposed to sweating it up in the heat of the summer.

Don’t put up the mower yet. Although turf grasses have stopped growing, you can use the mower to chop up and recycle the leaves back into the lawn or for a compost pile. Prepare gas-powered engines for winter. The owner’s manual is the best guide to winterizing a lawn mower, tiller, garden tractor or other equipment.

Drain and store garden hoses and watering equipment in a readily accessible location. Lawns and other plants may need an occasional watering during prolonged dry spell.

In general, once the weather gets and stays cold, pruning of deciduous plants (ones that lose their leaves) can be safely done. Evergreen hedges can be sheared or cut back in the winter also. Wait until February to prune your roses. Remember – Do Not Top your Crapemyrtles! Simply prune to remove seed heads and shape.

Prepare for the cold weather before it hits! One of the best things you can do for your landscape plants is to provide a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch. Mulching is necessary year round but during the colder periods it provides a layer of insulation for the roots. Water your landscape well before a cold spell. A drought stressed plant is more susceptible to freeze damage. For more tender plants, purchase frost cloth for extra protection. Cover the plant completely allowing the edges to come all the way to the ground, utilizing the heat which radiates from the ground.

December is a perfect time to plant trees and shrubs so they can develop a strong root system for next Spring. Cool weather color such as Pansies, Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Flowering Cabbage and Kale add splashes of color to your landscape. Spring flowering bulbs can be planted now once they have been properly chilled. Make your home beautiful for the Holidays with a stunning assortment of floral quality Poinsettias, Cyclamen, freshest greenery and Christmas Trees. Add a mix of new indoor and tropical plants to energize your home.

Remember to provide food and water for the birds this winter. You can attract just as many birds with a bird bath as with food, especially during the dry spells. To draw a diversity of birds provide a variety of seeds, like sunflower, thistle, safflower and millet; plus suet. Once you begin putting out bird food, continue feeding them through the spring time.

Enjoy your time with family and friends. Have a very Merry  Christmas and blessed Happy New Year!

Timely Tips for November Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

This is the perfect time to plant your chilled bulbs for spring; they should be in the ground before the first frost, so plant now while the soil is still easy to work. Iris, daylilies and gladiolas should also be planted at this time, although they are not “true” bulbs, but rhizomes, tubers and corms, respectively. Yet all of these like bulbs require the cooler soil of winter to generate healthy new growth in spring.

Transform your landscape with the addition of fresh, colorful blooms! Pansies are by far the most popular Winter color. The “Matrix” Pansy has been outstanding for our Texas weather. It will not “stretch” during bouts of warm temperatures and is bred to grow out, not up. This compact grower offers shorter stems to support large colorful blooms. Dianthus (also known as “Pinks”), Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold tolerant annuals. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale provide interesting texture in the landscape as well as color. For best effect, limit your planting to two or three colors per bed.

The key to growing beautiful annual flowers is soil preparation. Work Calloway’s Flowerbed Mix into the soil, or organic compost, to a depth of 6” to 8”. Adding Calloway’s Flower Food to the soil at the time of planting will provide the extra nutrients for growth and blooms.

Remember to add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to all beds to reduce moisture loss, prevent weeds from germinating, and to insulate the soil from the cold.

Using the same colorful annuals will add a splash of color to your patio containers. Fill your container with fresh potting soil, plant food and your choice of these beautiful annuals to brighten your winter. Keep them watered as necessary and remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming.

If you want those beautiful Texas Bluebonnets in the Spring, sow the seed in early November!

Please remember the birds! Texas is a haven for birds. No other state in the United States has more species within its boundaries. There are currently over 620 species documented in Texas, which is almost 75 percent of all bird species recorded in the continental United States. To attract the widest variety of wild birds, you should consider placing a wide variety of bird feeders and food around your yard.

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