South Texas Winter Gardening Tips:
- Use a winter Fertilizer high in phosphorus, it will help prepare your plants for next year.
- Test your soil to see what nutrients your garden is in need of.
- Make sure your lawn is getting 1″ of water every 14-21 days.
- Mulching is a great way to protect plants and keep them hydrated. Don’t pile the mulch around trees and bushes, as this encourages mice, moles, and chipmunks to make homes.
- Plant some vegetables greens like lettuce or spinach.
- Try using perennial ryegrass to repair a damaged lawn and reseed. Add 1/4″ compost or soil to help seeds take root.
- Transplant now to give plants longer time to take root, without the stress of Texas heat.
- You can plant a nitrogen rich cover crop, like clover, to prep your garden for winter.
- Cover the garden with burlap will help keep the weeds down.
Come in to New Braunfels Feed & Supply for all your fertilizer, compost and winter gardening needs.