The KPRC Radio Gardenline Tip By Randy Lemmon For 5/18/06 Printer-Friendly Version
FOUR TIPS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
(Plus, One More Chance for Free Gifts)
I'm starting to get a lot of the same questions regarding lawn care at this time of the year. So, I figured it was time for one of our compendium email tips that rehashes many of the answers we've put forth in the past few years about these perennial questions.
For starters, have you noticed that a number of St. Augustine lawns are going to seed? Is this a good or a bad thing? We answered that question and many others about grass seeds in this email tip from nearly three years ago. And all of the information in THIS TIP SHEET (kprcradio.com/pages/listenernewsletter/GardenTalk_06-19-03.htm) is still relevant today.
The next most often asked question seems to center around Nutgrass/Nutsedge. Specifically, how does one rid their yard of this menace? HERE's A TIP SHEET (kprcradio.com/pages/listenernewsletter/GardenTalk_05-12-05.htm) from last year at this time, just be aware that where the product Manage is suggested, they have renamed it in the retail market to Sedge Hammer.
Another problem that crops up at this time of the year, also related to lawns, is Gray Leaf Spot. It happens with a perfect timing of fertilization and excessive moisture. After the Saturday downpours of late and the fertilization schedule in full swing, it is something to keep an eye out for. Please, don't let any lawn service tell you it will kill the yard. Also, don't let them tell you they are the only people authorized to spray a product that will take care of it. That's a scare-tactic to coax you into their services. To learn more, read THIS TIP SHEET (kprcradio.com/pages/listenernewsletter/GardenTalk_07-10-03.htm).
Last but not least, here's a subject that has come up many times in email, which doesn't have anything to do with lawns. Now, I don't know if it's "just that time of the year" or whether it's related to more people having fruit in the home, but there seems to be an infestation of fungal gnats/fruit flies. HERE'S OUR TIP SHEET (kprcradio.com/pages/listenernewsletter/GardenTalk_11-04-04.htm) on that subject from two years ago.
Here's How to Win Some Freebies This Saturday
This week GardenLine will be broadcasting from ABC Country Store (www.abccountrystore.com), 6103 Highway Blvd. in Old Town Katy, just before Katy High School. And you know me?!?! I have some great freebies to give away to those that print off this email tip to win their reward. Our broadcast from ABC Country Store is being sponsored by Fertilome/Hi Yield, and so they helped clean out the local warehouse to give us a bunch of freebies. Again, all you have to do is print out this email tip and bring it to the live broadcast this Saturday May 20th, and you get your choice of one of these Fertilome products while supplies last.
Start-N-Grow Slow Release Blooming Plant Food
Come and Get It Fire Ant Killer
Systemic Insect Granules
Triple Action Plus
Indoor/Outdoor Insect Spray
Eddie Lopez at ABC Country Store has also agreed to sell my book for a great value of only $15. But that too will be good only during the hours of our broadcast from 8 a.m. to Noon this Saturday May 20th
And be sure to check out kprcradio.com/pages/events-randy.html, Randy's event page, to see where Randy will be for the next few weekends. Bring your plants, bugs, and diseases for identification purpose.
And you can still purchase a copy of my new book "Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon" at http://www.lulu.com/content/142186. If you are a garden retailer interested in stocking this book, please call the Nitro Phos Warehouse at 713-228-1868 for wholesale ordering information.
Until our next issue, here's to great gardening from the GardenLine, heard exclusively weekend mornings 8 a.m.-noon on TALKRADIO 950 KPRC.