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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Calloway’s Nursery – March Tips

Timely Tips for March Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

If you would like to nominate a neighbor’s yard or your own, please email us at aggieang@hotmail.com. You could win a $25 gift card from Calloway’s Nursery!

One of the busiest gardening months of the year is here! March weather can be very fickle – it could still freeze since the average last freeze is mid-March or it could be very balmy and pleasant. You can’t predict the weather in Texas.

March is a great month to plant almost every kind of landscape plant. The sooner you plant, the quicker the plant will start getting established. This is important if the plants are to do well through the hot, stressful summer. Calloway’s/Cornelius Nursery are receiving weekly shipments of fresh nursery stock and this is the prime to buy and plant.

Do not be too eager to apply fertilizer to your warm season lawn grasses (St. Augustine and Bermuda); it is best to wait until April. Spring green-up results from nutrients that were stored by the grass last; fall proving importance of fall fertilization. Pushing the lawn too hard in the early spring could result in a weaker root system going into summer.

A few great early season flower choices are sweet alyssum, geraniums, stocks, snapdragons and petunias.

If you missed applying the pre-emergent weed preventer in February, then go ahead and make an application now. You may miss a portion of the weeds which germinate in early Spring but it may still control many of the types that germinate in the warmer part of the year.

Shear back Asiatic jasmine, if needed just as new growth starts to encourage new growth from the base.

Begin fertilizing roses every 4 to 6 weeks now until September with Calloway’s Rose Food

In-Store Clinics

Saturday, March 7th at 10:15 am – Real Food. Growing Vegetables

Saturday, March 14th at 10:15 am – Save water & money with Drip Irrigation

Saturday, March 21st at 10:15 am – Fashionista Flower Design with Flower from

Hort Couture

Saturday, March 28th at 10:15 am – Secrets to Spectacular Roses

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

Calloway’s Yard of The Month – Feb.. Timely Tips

Timely Tips for February Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

Keep in mind that the average last freeze for North Texas area is not until mid-March. Even so, many plants normally begin to show signs of growth in February, which makes it the perfect time, to get outside and work in the yard.

Pruning is both an art and a necessary maintenance function. Most trees and shrubs can be lightly pruned at any time; however mid-winter is generally the best time for major pruning.

Summer flowering trees and shrubs should be pruned before buds begin to swell for Spring, generally they bloom on new growth; examples are crape myrtle, butterfly bush, spiraea and honeysuckle. If those seed heads on crepe myrtles bother you, remove them this month. Just clip back the ends of the branches, do not destroy the beauty of the gracefully sculptured trunks by severe pruning. Please never top a crape myrtle. Spring flowering plants such as azalea, Carolina jessamine, wisteria, forsythia, and quince should not be pruned until after the blooms are spent.

February is the best time for pruning most roses. Remove any old and diseased canes then cut the remaining canes back by 50%. Make your cuts above a bud that faces away from the center of the plant.

Early to mid-February marks the time to apply a pre-emergent herbicide for lawns. These products kill germinating seed. A second application may be needed in late May or early June. Remember that the best defense against lawn weeds is a healthy, thick turf resulting from good management.

Trim back perennials and ornamental grasses before the new growth appears in Spring. Clean up around plants and mulch well to protect.

This is a great time to visit your Calloway’s/Cornelius Nursery. New plants are arriving now for late winter and early spring planting. By planting early, plants will be off to a better start and can become adjusted before the stresses of summer arrive.

While at your Calloway’s/Cornelius Nursery treat your special Valentine with beautiful, fresh, living flowers! The rose can be enjoyed all year; cool season flowers such as pansies, primrose and cyclamen can add a burst of color to your landscape, patio or garden. That special person would love a container filled with exotic blooms and foliage comprising orchids, bromeliads, cyclamens and more.

In-Store Clinics

Saturday, February 7th at 10:15 am – Real Food, Fruits from the backyard garden

Saturday, February 14th at 10:15 am – Create a Valentine Memory – Color Creation Class

Saturday, February 21st at 10:15 am – Earthkind Gardening Practices for Texas

Saturday, February 28th at 10:15 am – Make your lawn luxurious, Spring Lawn Care

Holiday Lights Contest Winners

Holiday Lights Contest Winners!  Congrats to 10703 Sweetwater, 10715 Blue Bay, 3816 Winding Way, 4202 Tanglewood & 10911 RiverOaks

If you would like to nominate a yard, please email us. Calloway’s will send the winner a $25 gift card.

Timely Tips for January Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

With the Holiday decorations all packed away revive those empty indoor spaces in your home with living breathing houseplants! Researchers for NASA while developing technology that would allow humans to live in a closed environment on the moon or Mars, discovered that houseplants are the quickest and most effective filters of common dangerous air pollutants. One medium-sized houseplant is needed every 100 square feet of living area to achieve this natural filtering of the air in your home. With the great variety of houseplants you can dress up a room and make the air better too. Keep the leaves clear of dust since most pollutants are absorbed by the leaves.

It may be chilly outside at this time of the year, but winter is a perfect time for a number of outdoor chores. Just consider how much better outdoor chores like soil preparation, planting, transplanting and pruning can be done without toiling in hot summer temperatures.

If you need to move a plant to a different spot in the landscape, this is the month to accomplish this job. Most plants move best when they are fully dormant as a result of prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Remove some of the top growth to compensate for the inevitable loss of some of the roots. Once the plant is moved, water thoroughly, apply root stimulator, and a few inches of mulch over the root area.

January is a great month to accomplish pruning of fruit trees. Annual pruning keeps the harvest within reach, thins crowded branches, allowing more light to penetrate developing fruit and stimulates new growth for next year’s crop. Shade trees can also be pruned at this time.

Fruit trees and vines can be planted at this time as the ground usually does not freeze here in north Texas. You can also prepare the soil for new flower, rose or shrub beds by mixing plenty of organic material like compost and Calloway’s Organic Flower Bed Mix or Tree and Shrub Mix. This way the soil is ready for immediate planting when temperatures get a little warmer.

Fertilize pansies to keep them actively growing. Houseplants can be fertilized with reduced rates of water-soluble fertilizer this month. Do not over-water your houseplants.

Birds of all kinds appreciate a constant source of seed, suet and water during the winter and you will enjoy the activity they create in your backyard. Just remember once you start feeding, you should keep it up through the winter.

In-Store Clinics

Saturday, January 24th at 10:15 am – Prune like a pro – Why, When & How to Prune Your Trees

Saturday, January 31st at 10:15 am – Lush interiors with Houseplants

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

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Pizza, Cookies, Cocoa, Photos & Caroling with Santa

This Friday, Dec. 12th

4:30pm- 6:45pm

Gazebo by Creek at Sweetwater and RobinCreek

Join us for Pizza, Cookies, Cocoa, Photos with Santa starting at 4:30pm

Stay for Caroling with Santa starting at 5:30pm around the neighborhood.

Bring your camera and a unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots. You will receive a FREE Teddy bear from Santa and 4 tickets to a Texas Legends Upcoming Basketball game for donating!

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Hillcrest Estates 121 Holiday Lights Contest

Do you have holiday decorations that would impress even Clark Griswold? Even if your display is on the modest side, be sure to enter the Hillcrest Estates 121 holiday decorating contest! Judging will take place on the evening of December 22. We’ll award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Let us know you’d like to participate by providing your name, address and email address (so we can notify you if you’ve won) here: hillcresthoa@hillcrest121.com. Please submit your information by 11:59 pm on December 21. Only those who submit their information can win, so don’t miss out!

Happy Holidays!

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