Hillcrest Estates 121 Community Wide Front Yard Sale – Sat. Oct. 3rd @8am

Hillcrest Estates 121 Community Wide FRONT Yard Sale
Sat. October 3rd – 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 online.
No need to register – just place your things out front that morning and begin selling!45560_10200839343006753_597635297_n

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Honors – August

Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 Residents of 11011 Tree Shadow  for August 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 August

Timely Tips for August Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

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 scorching days of August and into the “Second Spring” of the

South – Fall. This is usually one of the driest months for our region, and rainfall may be sparse.

With new watering restrictions in place, 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. Be a WISE – keep water on the landscape.

Soil that is exposed can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to kill those tender root hairs 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.

Tomato and Peppers planted earlier this year will not set fruit during the heat of the summer, even though they may still be flowering. If the plants remain healthy, they will set fruit again once the temperatures stay below 90 degrees. Sidedress established healthy plants with fertilizer and keep 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.

There are no Clinics scheduled for August – Stop by your nearest Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery for friendly expert advice from one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals.

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

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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