I've been getting a bunch of emails and phone calls related to three very specific things. In regards to most of the emails, I've been linking people to some of our past email tip sheets. So, I thought it was worth covering all three of those old tips in one email tip.
The first, and most often-asked question, is about Hibiscus blooms dropping prematurely. First, it is important to remember that most Hibiscus don't like it when it is this hot. Thus, they drop blooms as a sort of defense-mechanism when it gets consistently above 95 degrees. Nevertheless, here is the message we sent out Hibiscus that covers the general yellowing of the plant.
Speaking of yellowing leaves, have you seen how some turfgrass has been yellowing?
Unfortunately, there is no one single answer to the yellowing grass dilemma, which is why we put together this tip sheet a couple of years ago.
Lastly, there are many people who are new to listening to GardenLine, and are probably unaware that we have an IRRIGATION BASICS tip sheet. So, for all those folks who are asking "how much or how long do I water my grass in the summer", you can link to our permanent tip sheet at our webpage.
Until next issue, here's to
Great Gardening from the GardenLine, heard
exclusively weekend mornings from 8 to noon
on Talkradio 950 KPRC.