We are proud to announce the return of the YARD OF THE MONTH. This year, Calloway’s have teamed up with Hillcrest Estates 121 to bring you a $25 gift certificate if you win! The yard of the Month will be chosen every month and announced here on the website.
To start things off, here is this months tip from Calloway’s:
Celebrate Earth Day this month and go “green” with Calloway’s Nursery. We offer many organic products to help you develop a “greener” environment. We also offer traditional solutions but for the gardener who is exploring the “greener” side here are a few ideas.
A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the soil microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard, compacted clay soils. Calloway’s Organic Fertilizer contains seven food-grade meals and can be applied to your lawn and other plantings. Applying molasses will help stimulate microorganisms and energize your plants. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches. They not only break down slowly putting organic material back into the soil but, they also prevent weeds, conserve moisture and cool the soil during the heat of the summer.
Other organic insecticides and fungicides are Neem Oil, Diatomaceous Earth and Insecticidal Soaps. These are products which are safe to use around pets and children. There are also beneficial insects available such as Ladybugs, Lacewings and Beneficial Nematodes! These guys will attack the pests and take care of them “naturally”.
If you need specific help with your next gardening idea or project, please join us for FREE in-store gardening clinics this month. Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are facilitated at every store.
Saturday, April 7: Proven Winners for Texas (10:15 a.m.)
See the collection of superior varieties bred for Texas conditions, from Proven Winners®.
Saturday, April 14: Perennials-Old Friends (10:15 a.m.)
Enjoy lasting gardens that come back every year. Learn to sequence bloom times to enjoy color throughout the year. See an array of the finest, from Monrovia® Growers.
Saturday, April 21: A Garden in Motion (10:15 a.m.)
Celebrate Earth Day and create a garden that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!
Saturday, April 21: Gardening Naturally (2:15 p.m.)
Celebrate Earth Day and learn to create healthy, pest-free lawns and flower beds!
Saturday, April 28: Awaken Your Senses (10:15 a.m.)
Explore the use of plants to excite vision, smell, sound, taste and touch!
For more information, visit www.calloways.com. Hope to see you in the garden soon!