TIPS FROM TURNER’S FOR SEPTEMBER 2013
September is the time to plant Bluebonnet Seeds and other
wild flower seeds for 2014 Spring color. A new stock of
fall bedding plants are arriving, as is a new stock of herb
The Hummingbirds are Coming!
The season is here to enjoy hummingbirds about the garden
outside your window as you sip your morning coffee or your
afternoon tea. Some of our favorite hummer attractor plants
that can be planted now are Hamelia, Cape Honeysuckle,
Turk’s Cap, Madam Galen Campsis Vine, Pentas, Shrimp Plants,
Jatropha, Hibiscus and Plumbago. Almost anything with a red
bloom will attract those beautiful birds and accent your
landscape. We also have all types of Hummingbird feeders
from the plain to the very decorative.
For best results fertilize now with TURNER’S Premium lawn
fertilizer. Half of the available nitrogen is in a
slow-release form. It also contains 2% Iron for green-up. If
you have a narrow leaf weed problem, you may apply a
pre-emergent herbicide with the fertilizer. But if you had a
broadleaf weed problem (clover, dandelion) last winter, wait
3 to 4 weeks to apply the pre-emergent herbicide. Fertilize
again this fall, about Nov. 1st with Fertilome®
Winterizer for the best lawn next spring. Before removing
large portions of damaged lawn, fertilize, treat for grub
worms, if evident, and water to see what portion of grass is
really dead. Rake out and remove dead grass then take the
opportunity to rake gypsum, sulfur and sand into tight clay
areas. To get more grass, over-seed with Bermuda seed in
high sun areas (do not use in shade. If you suspect fungus
in your grass, bring in a 6 in. X 6 in. square piece
(preferably some with good grass and some with the problem
on it). Our horticulturists can identify the problem.
Turner’s carries all types of fungus control products both
chemical & organic. . For TAKE-ALL-PATCH, we have Back To
Nature® compost with alfalfa and humate.
Landscaping From Turner’s
Our landscape team specializes in unique and creative
designs with an emphasis on Waterwise Texscape™ practices.
Our Texscape designs use Texas tough plants and consider
wind resistance, salt tolerance, drought tolerance with
reduced sod areas, stonework, water features, rock and mulch
top dressings. We have reasonable design fees for
residential and commercial properties. Owner or Turner’s
installed. Call Neal or Shelby at 361-991-9002.
it rains, watch for fall webworms in ash trees, pecans and
mulberry among others. Ants will also pop up everywhere.
Mosquitoes are here now. Turner’s has the safest products
and expertise to help you with these pests. If you have
whiteflies or some other hard-to-kill pests, I would wait
till it is slightly cooler, then trim the plants severely
and remove all leaves, being careful to immediately place
trimmings in garbage bags so as not to spread the problem.
Then spray late in the evening with neem oil and wash it off
the next morning. Spray 3 times at 1-week intervals.
*Remember Demon® insecticide for hard to kill roaches,
termites, fleas, ticks, scorpions & spiders-indoors and
out. Also, remember “Come & Get it Ant Killer®”. Let the
Ants Do the Work! Granules are carried directly into the
mound by workers as food for the colony. When the queen is
dead, the mound dies.
It’s time to plant tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and
other warm weather crops. Turner’s will always have a huge
variety for you to choose. And in mid month begin your cole
crops such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Don’t
forget sugar-snap peas this winter with an ideal planting
time from November thru February. They are just wonderful.
Don’t forget to seed some carrots like Danvers half-long and
some leaf lettuce for the kids. Cole crops can be planted
several times over the winter with good results. Good luck,
may your efforts result in great pleasure for the family.
Remember Grandparents Day, Sunday September 8th,
2013 with an arrangement of Mixed Summer Flowers or a Plant
Garden Basket. Now is the season to change to fall color.
HYDRETAIN® – New Water Saver
Reduces water requirements by up to 50% or more by its
unique ability to restore and maintain a proper moisture
balance in dry or drought stricken soils.
New shipment arrived….. Pots, Iguanas, Frogs, Seahorses,
Turtles, Butterflies, Dragonflies and more…What a Colorful