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Timely Tips for October Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery

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.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, October 3rd at 10:15 am – The Art of Fall Landscape Decorating

Saturday, October 10th at 10:15 am – Long Lasting Fall & Winter Color for Texas Landscapes.

Saturday, October 17th at 10:15 am – Tulips, Daffodils & More….Secrets to a Fabulous spring show

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Calloway’s Sept. Yard of the Month Honors

Congrats to Hillcrest Estates 121 Residents of 10817 Turtle Creek for Calloway’s Sept. Yard of the Month. Beautiful Yard! If you would like to nominate a neighbor’s yard or your own, please email us at [email protected]


Timely Tips for September Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

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.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, September 5th at 10:15 am – Fall is for Planting! Best Trees & Shrubs for Texas

Saturday, September 12th at 10:15 am – Fall Lawn Care: Professional Tips from the Pro’s

Saturday, September 19th at 10:15 am – Explore Rich, Colorful Fall Flowers

Saturday, September 26th at 10:15 am – Let your Garden Sing with Bird Songs

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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]


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.

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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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