Need help planting a successful garden? These tips and tricks from our horticulture staff can help keep your home garden looking beautiful this fall.


In North Texas we ask a lot of our plants. With extreme temperatures in the summer and periods of too much or no rain at all, it's important to equip your garden accordingly. Take a look at these suggestions designed to help your home garden thrive.

Garden Tips for February

  • Sow seeds for spring annuals and veggies, inside, per instructions based on the last frost date for your area. They need full sun and temperatures around 65 to 70 degrees (watch out for cold window sills!).
  • Prune roses before Valentine’s Day. Prune climbing roses after they bloom in spring.
  • Mulch flower beds before the weather warms up and weeds begin to sprout.
  • Fertilize winter annuals with a complete, water soluble fertilizer to help them establish.

Garden Tips for March

  • Plant cool season annuals for quick color or to replace any annuals that are declining.
  • Some warm season veggies, such as tomatoes, can be planted late in March, but be prepared to cover them during freeze or frost.
  • Dig and divide fall blooming perennials if they remain dormant.
  • Plant new trees and shrubs so they establish before summer. Don’t forget to fertilize.
  • Sod or seed lawns, late in March, after the last frost date. Mow lawns shorter than normal to remove early weeds before seeding. Grass is an easy to maintain groundcover that helps retain soil moisture and helps reduce soil erosion. Don’t forget to fertilize lawns once established.
  • Prune and shape spring flowering shrubs and vines as they finish blooming.
  • Once trees and shrubs begin to green up, trim any dead or damaged areas that become obvious.
  • Fertilize winter and spring annuals.

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