Friday May 8, 2015
We know our Normandy Homes residents are excited to finally experience the warmer weather here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Now that winter is behind us, it is time to start thinking about all the things you can do with your garden. Who better to give spring gardening tips than the expert, Neil Sperry?
Neil Sperry is a Texas gardening and horticulture expert, considered by many to be the definitive word in Texas horticulture. Neil is known for his books, magazine, radio program, and annual garden show.
1. Grow Your Veggies
It is the perfect weather to start planting your warm-season vegetables, including cucumbers, melons, peppers, squash, tomatoes or a southern favorite, okra. Bush beans, a type of green beans, are the quickest and most dependable for gardens. If you have the room, corn is also good, especially when grown in long rows!
2. Give Your Garden a Little Shine
Growing up we all liked shiny objects. As adults, we are no different - especially when it comes to our garden. The southern magnolia does well in the DFW Metroplex area. There are specific magnolias, like the Little Gem, that are beneficial in urban landscaping. If you are looking for something a bit smaller, the cleyera does best with less protection from the sun. These plants are perfect for the Texas summer heat!
3. Answers For Your Lawn
Wondering how to get rid of those awful weeds in your lawn? Not to worry, Neil Sperry has the perfect spring gardening tip for you! Sadly you have no control over those grassy weeds now (other than pulling them out). However, you don’t have to wait long because the Texas heat will make them disappear. Use a pre-emergent herbicide on the weed patches come September, and you won’t be seeing those early spring weeds next year!
4. Plan Your Garden
It is important to remember to plan before shopping for your garden. Neil Sperry encourages you to look for Texas Certified and Texas Master Certified Nursery Professionals. They have worked and studied many hours proving that they are a credible and reliable source. Also, watch for the spring sales going on this time of year. Take your time, shop around, and you’ll come across some great deals!
Normandy Homes has several communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that allow for residents to grow beautiful gardens. With Neil Sperry’s spring gardening tips, your garden will be beautiful year-round. For more information about our communities, visit our website today!