March 2023 Wimberley Garden BlogKing Feed
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Tim's Garden Notes - Tim Thompson "Your Hometown Garden Guy"
Mother Nature has again taught us a Texas winter lesson: Sub-freezing temperatures combined with even light rain is a terrible combination. Power lines and trees across central Texas will bear the scars for quite some time. This website has all the Wimberley, Texas, tree debris drop off locations.
Once you have finished cleaning up the mess in your yard from the ice storm we suffered, make sure you have not left any detached limbs hanging high in remaining trees. Arborists call these “widowmakers.” If you see limbs left with jagged wounds where branches have broken, they will be more apt to heal quickly and without disease problems if they are blunt cut close to the collar of tissue near the intersection from whence they grew. You can find all the pole saws and chainsaws in Wimberley, Texas, you need at our store too!
Although the storm came at a time the beetles that transmit much of the oak wilt are dormant, we are now moving into their active time, so use all good practices when pruning or re-cutting broken limbs. Sterilize pruning equipment between trees and use pruning paint immediately.
Spectracide Pruning Seal
The Spectracide Pruning Seal is a flexible sealant with multiple outdoor uses. Helps protect trees and smaller plants from diseases that can enter through pruned areas. This product also effectively…
Bonide Pruning Sealer Aerosol – 14 oz
Breathable wound dressing for pruned, grafted, or damaged plants. Protects from insects and disease. Can also be used for waterproofing various planting pots and tubs as well as other items…
Treekote Tree Wound Dressing 12Oz Spray Can
Protect injured trees, shrubs and vines from decay, insects and fungi
Apply Treekote Tree Wound Dressing to freshly pruned areas. Can also be used for grafting, propagating orchards or patching damaged…
March Vegetables Gardening Tips
Spring gardening continues for all the tasty cool weather veggies like Swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, collards, mustard greens, carrots and radishes that can still be planted in March. You can also begin planting tender vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, okra, corn, beans, squash and cucumbers, but we never know whether our last frost is behind or ahead of us, so watch the weather. Our average date of last killing frost is around March 20th, but it can occur even as late as the end of April. Frost can come quickly and unexpectedly, surprising even seasoned gardeners. We can plant tender vegetables, herbs, and flowers now, but it’s important to stay ready to protect tender young shoots when frost threatens, and remember that temperatures can vary widely between hilltops and river valleys.
We are starting the growing season with a groundwater deficit, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead for getting water to your gardens. This is most easily done before and during your spring planting time. Hose guides can help keep your hose from damaging young veggie starts as you drag the hose around in your garden. Drip irrigation can deliver just the right amount of water in the most efficient ways to you rows and individual plants. It’s easy to plan and assemble. See our displays of watering equipment.
Plant Grass Seeds In March
Mid-month is the first recommended time for planting grasses from seed. We carry a full complement of tough and beautiful native grass seed and blends as well as the most drought-tolerant of commercial lawn grasses. Planting with the best practices will give you the best results, so be sure to pick up your free copy of Tim’s Tips for Planting Grass Seed for ideas about all you can do to maximize your chances of success.
It’s the perfect time to start a compost heap or two with so much organic material available from freshly fallen leaves, and grass clippings, not to mention chipped and shredded twigs and branches from the ice storm. It’s fairly simple to make rich, life-giving compost of your own for practically free, but there are a few cardinal rules that can help you get started. Pick up your free copy of Tim’s Tips for Composting, available only at King Feed Garden Center.
Organic Gardening At King Feed
We are enthusiastic supporters of the economic, ecological, and practical advantages of organic gardening. We also recognize our responsibility to pass on the planet in the best possible shape to those who come after us. If you would like to hear some ideas about how to transition from conventional to organic gardening, we would be delighted to chat with you about it! We carry the seeds, plants, plant foods, pest controls, and everything you need to have a healthy, low-maintenance, beautiful and organic garden!
We are nursery professionals, but we are also your friends and neighbors and longtime gardeners as well. We are here every day, ready to give you friendly, personal, hometown service and answers to all your gardening questions all year long. We can help you with the best adapted plant choices for your particular needs, pest control issues, landscape planning, plant identification, the best foods for each plant in your garden, and much more. At King Feed Nursery, we offer things that you won’t find at grocery stores, big box stores, or anywhere else where they are not in the nursery business full time. All this at competitive prices as well!
Come and see us today! We are ready to help you fulfill your dreams of the perfect flower, vegetable, hummingbird, butterfly, or any other gardens. We love being your hometown nursery!