Thursday, November 3rd @7pm
Plantation Golf Club – The Frisco Room
You are invited to our annual Homeowners Meeting where we will discuss 2016 community events and projects as well as plans for 2017. We will also have a guest speaker from the Frisco Police Department representing the Frisco Neighborhood Watch Program. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the Frisco Neighborhood Watch Program and to learn about ways to keep our community safe for our families.
Usher in the autumn season with creative displays for indoors and out! Transformation quickly occurs with pots of mums, pansies, cabbages and ornamental peppers when combined with
pumpkins, gourds and bales of hay.
Create a spectacular vignette in your landscape with bales of hay, a scarecrow or two, multiple sizes of pumpkins and gourds, pots of garden mums, corn stalks and for more texture consider
adding old tools, a set of antlers or birdhouses. The autumn color palette offers a myriad of wonderful colors from which to choose; purples, rusts, gold’s, yellows, oranges, deep greens and browns can be used. Whether you are mixing colors or working with only one, use color abundantly to create massive appeal. Create a pyramid of pumpkins and gourds by selecting different colors and stacking them one on top of the other. Simply displaying a “pile” of pumpkins in the same color palette and different sizes will draw ones eye and interest to an area of your landscape.
Color Creations filled with blooming or colorful foliage plants can be used on patios and porches. Freshen up existing containers by nestling an interesting pumpkin or gourd in amongst the plants. Fill a favorite basket or pot with a mixture of produce for a simple,
impressive look. Add a bit of nature into your containers with branches, corn husks, berries and other materials to enhance the overall look.
If you did not apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in September; apply it by the first two weeks of October. You should also fertilize your St. Augustine or Bermuda lawns no later
than the first week of October.
October is bulb buying month. They are in fresh supply and will provide welcome late winter and early spring color for the landscape. Refrigerate Tulips and Hyacinth bulb for at least 45 to
60 days to provide enough chilling to bloom properly. Plant them in late November or early December.
Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 residents of 11–3 Shadowbrook for Calloway’s Sept. 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 card.
September is a pivotal month for your landscape, with the official arrival of Autumn later this month, and hopefully, a return to cooler and wetter weather. It’s the gateway month between summer and fall gardening, so get outside and improve your landscape.
September is the time to apply lawn fertilizer to keep the grass healthy and growing up to the first frost. Always follow the directions on the package and avoid over fertilizing,
which will only damage your lawn. Fall-fertilized lawns are better equipped to make it through the winter and resume growth next spring than lawns that receive no fertilizer.
Double check your sprinklers carefully to make sure they are applying all that you expect in an even, uniform pattern.
Think back to last spring. Did you have lawn weeds in February and March before the grass started growing? Those were cool-season weeds, most of which germinated last fall. A pre-emergent herbicide applied in September will help reduce the recurrence of the same weeds next spring.
Sow Spring Wildflowers (like Bluebonnets) seeds now. For more reliable, uniform seed germination of our State flower, purchase acid-treated Bluebonnets seed. This treatment pits the seed coat, allowing nearly 100% germination in one to two weeks.
Need to add new shrubbery or trees to your landscape? This is a great month to do that. Fall landscaping done now will be well-rooted by next Spring and Summer.
Plant your fall vegetable garden. Plant cool-season vegetable garden with transplants of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Lettuce and Kale. Water your new vegetables and lightly top-dress with mulch to discourage weeds.
Hillcrest Estates 121
Join us for our Free Fall Festival
Sunday, Oct. 23rd
Gazebo by Sweetwater/ Robin Creek
We will have music, trackless train for the kids, balloon artist, photo booth, giveaways, popcorn, cotton candy, water and more. Costume Contest at 4pm for Best Duo, Best Pet and Best Family!
Timely Tips for August Gardeners from Calloway’s Nursery
August is here and needless to say, it is HOT! However, Fall is right around the corner and here are a few tips to get you through the dog days of Summer. This is usually one of the driest months for our region, and rainfall may be sparse. When and how you water becomes even more important.
Make the best use of the water you have by watering early in the morning before the wind speeds pick up. Otherwise, much of the water will evaporate before the plants get to use it. To further avoid excess evaporation, use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist. Plants need about one inch of water each week during this long Summer period. If you have heavy clay soil adjust the timing of the irrigation zones to make sure water is not running off the landscape. Your irrigation schedule should be adjusted to allow for slow infiltration of the water.
Soil that is exposed can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to kill those tender roots near the surface. Three to four inches of mulch can make the soil 10 to 20 degrees cooler. Besides reducing soil temperature, mulches also conserve water by reducing evaporation, often up to 65 percent.
August is the last month to plant a new lawn before Winter temperatures arrive. Newly-installed lawns need at least six to eight weeks to establish a healthy root system.
Prune roses back, but do not remove more than one-third of the plant. Prune and remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials to encourage continuous blooming well into Fall.
Tomatoes and Peppers planted earlier this year will not produce fruit during the heat of the Summer, even though they may still be flowering. If the plants remain healthy, they will bear fruit again once the temperature stays below 90 degrees. Remember to fertilize established, healthy plants and keep them watered to encourage new growth. Set out Tomato transplants; look for early maturing variety (65 to 75 days). Our average first freeze is mid-November and Tomato maturity slows down as the days get cool and cloudy.
Stop by your nearest Calloway’s Nursery for friendly, expert advice from one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals.
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Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 residents of 10605 Robincreek for Calloway’s August 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 card.