Calloway’s Timely Tips for May

Timely Tips for May Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

May is the month that makes us think of beautiful flowers. Visits to Calloway’s / Cornelius Nursery, the Dallas Arboretum, and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens will stimulate lots of new ideas and possibilities for your landscape.

Don’t forget Mom this month! Mother’s Day is May 10th. In a recent survey more than 30% of Moms of all ages want something garden related for her Mother’ Day gift. Instead of the usual vase of cut flowers, plan ahead and give that special person a naturally-inspired bouquet that changes with seasons, a beautiful container garden.

Although pansies may still be looking great early in May, it’s about time to pull them and plant summer flowering plants. Once it gets hot, pansies go down fast. Annuals and perennials give you lots of color bang for your buck. Pinch back growth of newly planted annual and perennial plants. This results in shorter, compact plants with more flowers.

Allow the foliage of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing.

Spread a second application of pre-emergent for crabgrass and grass. Fertilize lawns with the final feeding before Summer. Fertilize roses every four to six weeks and control black spot with a systemic fungicide. Feed trees and shrubs with Calloway’s 16-8-8 Tree and Shrub Food.

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, May 2nd at 10:15 am – Perennials – Best Picks for Texas

Saturday, May 9th at 10:15 am – Beautiful & Practical Groundcovers in the

Landscape

Saturday, May 16th at 10:15 am – The Art of Landscape Design

Saturday, May 23rd at 10:15 am – Just in Time, Drip Irrigation

Saturday, May 30th at 10:15 am – Design Stylish Container Gardens for Poolside &

Patio

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

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

HILLCREST 121 HOA
PATRIOTIC WAGS & WHEELS
PARADE & PET CONTEST

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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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