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Yale Park Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Yards of the Month winners for August and September:

They will receive a $25.00 gift card from Calloway's!

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AUGUST: 2014 Meredith Lane

1904 Harvard



SEPTEMBER: 502 Arvada

1530 Hindsdale


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Timely Tip for November Gardeners

from Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery

November Lawn Care

This is the perfect time to plant your chilled bulbs for spring; they should be in the ground before the first frost, so plant now while the soil is still easy to work.  Iris, daylilies and gladiolas should also be planted at this time, although they are not "true" bulbs, but rhizomes, tubers and corms, respectively.  Yet all of these like bulbs require the cooler soil of winter to generate healthy new growth in spring.

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Transform your landscape with the addition of fresh, colorful blooms! Pansies are by far the most popular Winter color.  The "Matrix" Pansy has been outstanding for our Texas weather.  It will not "stretch" during bouts of warm temperatures and is bred to grow out, not up.  This compact grower offers shorter stems to support large colorful blooms.  Dianthus (also known as "Pinks"), Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold tolerant annuals.  Ornamental Cabbage and Kale provide interesting texture in the landscape as well as color.  For best effect, limit your planting to two or three colors per bed.

The key to growing beautiful annual flowers is soil preparation.  Work Calloway's Flowerbed Mix into the soil, or organic compost, to a depth of 6" to 8".  Adding Calloway's Flower Food to the soil at the time of planting will provide the extra nutrients for growth and blooms.  Remember to add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to all beds to reduce moisture loss, prevent weeds from germinating, and to insulate the soil from the cold.

Using the same colorful annuals will add a splash of color to your patio containers.  Fill your container with fresh potting soil, plant food and your choice of these beautiful annuals to brighten your winter.  Keep them watered as necessary and remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming.

If you want those beautiful Texas Bluebonnets in the Spring, sow the seed in early November!

Please remember the birds! Texas is a haven for birds.  No other state in the United States has more species within its boundaries.  There are currently over 620 species documented in Texas, which is almost 75 percent of all bird species recorded in the continental United States.  To attract the widest variety of wild birds, you should consider placing a wide variety of bird feeders and food around your yard.

For more information, please join us for FREE in-store clinics regarding gardening topics.  Clinics are held in every store.  Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are held at every store

You can find more information about Lawn Care and upcoming clinics at www.calloways.com.

Information courtesy of Calloway's Nursery ©2016, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction.


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Timely Tip for December Gardeners

from Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery

December Lawn Care

Working in your garden is an excellent escape during the holidays.  It’s a great time of year to do some of the heavy work in the landscape as opposed to sweating it up in the heat of the summer.

Don’t put up the mower yet.  Although turf grasses have stopped growing, you can use the mower to chop up and recycle the leaves back into the lawn or for a compost pile.

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Prepare gas-powered engines for winter.  The owner’s manual is the best guide to winterizing a lawn mower, tiller, garden tractor or other power equipment.

Drain and store garden hoses and watering equipment in a readily accessible location.  Lawns and other plants may need an occasional watering during prolonged dry spell.

In general, once the weather gets and stays cold, pruning of deciduous plants (ones that lose their leaves) can be safely done.  Evergreen hedges can be sheared or cut back in the winter also.  Wait until February to prune your roses.  Remember – Do Not Top your Crapemyrtles!  Simply prune to remove seed heads and shape.

Prepare for the cold weather before it hits!  One of the best things you can do for your landscape plants is to provide a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch.  Mulching is necessary year round but during the colder periods it provides a layer of insulation for the roots.  Water your landscape well before a cold spell.  A drought stressed plant is more susceptible to freeze damage.  For more tender plants, purchase frost cloth for extra protection.  Cover the plant completely allowing the edges to come all the way to the ground, utilizing the heat which radiates from the ground.

It is a perfect time to plant trees and shrubs so they can develop a strong root system for next Spring.  Cool weather color such as Pansies, Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Flowering Cabbage and Kale add splashes of color to your landscape.  Spring flowering bulbs can be planted now once they have been properly chilled.

Make your home beautiful for the Holidays with a stunning assortment of floral quality Poinsettias, Cyclamen, freshest greenery and Christmas Trees.  Add a mix of new indoor and tropical plants to energize your home décor.

Remember to provide food and water for the birds this winter.  You can attract just as many birds with a bird bath as with food, especially during the dry spells.  To draw a diversity of birds provide a variety of seeds, like sunflower, thistle, safflower and millet; plus suet.  Once you begin putting out bird food, continue feeding them through the spring time.

Enjoy your time with family and friends.  Have a very Merry Christmas and blessed Happy New Year!

For more information, please join us for FREE in-store clinics regarding gardening topics.  Clinics are held in every store.  Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are held at every store

You can find more information about Lawn Care and upcoming clinics at www.calloways.com.

Information courtesy of Calloway's Nursery ©2016, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction.


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