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Fertilizing with the Pros

Creating the perfect lawn is the key to achieving a beautiful curb appeal. We strive to offer the best advice at Panhandle Greenhouses. Click the link below to read about how to fertilize, water, prevent bugs & weeds, & much more!

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August Lawn & Garden Tips

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August Lawn & Garden Tips

  1. Most shrubs and perennials may still be planted as long as adequately watered. We have many different home grown perennials available now. Fertilize new plantings with Fertilome™ Root Stimulator every two weeks for the first few months.
  2. Pinch back leggy annuals and remove old blooms, also called Deadheading, to encourage new growth and blooms. Fertilize with Fertilome Blooming & Rooting (9-58-8) and water regularly.
  3. Apply Fertilome All Seasons Lawn Food + Crabgrass & Weed Preventer for weed control in your lawn this fall. It prevents weeds by killing seeds, so do not apply if you are seeding any grass this fall.
  4. Kill most common lawn pests, including: ants, fleas, ticks, with Hi-Yield Bug Blaster or Turf Ranger. 
  5. Plant a fall vegetable and herb garden.
  6. Mulch, Mulch, Mulch to keep weeds down and increase water retention in landscape beds and gardens. 
  7. During dry weather, be sure to keep all plantings adequately watered. A weekly deep, soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6 & 10 am to avoid evaporation.
  8. Apply Hydretain to lawns, gardens & flower beds to lock moisture in the ground. 
  9. Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement.
  10. The hotter and drier it gets, the larger the spider mite, borer, elm leaf beetle & other pesky insects populations become. Keep a close eye on all plants and bring samples of insects or damage to Panhandle Greenhouses for diagnosis.

*All products recommended can be found at Panhandle Greenhouses.

Learn how to prepare your soil & keep it healthy before spring planting arrives.

Soil Prep Tips

Raised Bed Gardens are the most ideal way to grow edibles in the West Texas Panhandle. Click the link to learn more.

Raised Bed Recommendations

Great for breaking down thatch in your yard & aerating all naturally.

Check out this handout to learn more about our Rainwater Harvesting System.

Rainwater Harvesting Handout

Here is some information on controlling weeds before they start.

What are Pre-Emergent Herbicides?

Here is a page on the more common insecticides we sell and when/how to use them.

Here is a list of plants that the deer normally won’t eat. However, keep in mind that during a very hot and dry year, deer will eat just about anything. This list is based on what they don’t eat under normal circumstances and on what we carry in the nursery.

Deer List

Here is a list of plants that we carry that are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Here is a list of plants that are considered appropriate for xeriscapes; meaning drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area that we carry.

Xeriscape (Drought Tolerant) List

Here is some information on some of the more popular weed killers we carry.

Weed Killers

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