JULY 2017

July Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

July 4th Hours 9am to 2pm
In this newsletter you will find..
  • Seasonal Ideas and Information for July
  • Landscape Department:  "It's dirt... it's soil... it's compost?"
  • DIY Hanging Basket Class July 16th
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2017 - use Bailey's coupon
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Home Decor & Floral Accents
  • Fountains, Pots & Statuary
  • Property Brothers in Galveston
  • Father's Day Gift Card Winner
Seasonal Ideas & Information for July

Recently, several of our customers have brought in lantana infested with lace bugs. The following article is an excellent source of information concerning this problem.   Lace Bugs on Lantana
Recommended treatment is spinosad, horticultual oils or garlic pepper tea.

 Texas Lantana
Effects of Lace Bug 
on Lantana
 Lace bug

Horticultual oils
Garlic Pepper Tea
Video by Dirt Doctor
Howard Garrett

Ladybugs are general predators that feed on a variety of slow-moving insects including aphids, moth eggs, mites, scales, thrips, leafhoppers, mealybugs and other slow-moving insects. Ladybugs are a must-have for organic gardening or organic farming.

Mealybug infestation

Ladybugs eating Mealybugs
Approx. 1,500 live Ladybugs per cup
  Aphid Colony = LadybugBuffet

Click here:    Ritz Caprese Ladybugs


Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                   
  follow this link   2017 Gulf Coast Gardening for July  

Trees communicate....we just can't hear it!
Trees communicate....we just can't hear it!

From Our 
Landscape Architect:
" It's dirt..it's soil...it's compost? "
by Janielle Guzinski

It's dirt..it's soil...it's compost?

There are so many different soils out there that it can be difficult to choose what to put in your garden. Here are some basic tips. 

See if Reading the Bag Helps
Some packagings are self-explanatory, like azalea soil should be used when you plant azaleas or other acid loving plants. Many vegetable soils will say that they have slow-release fertilizers high in that middle number, phosphorus, to promote flower and fruit growth. And keep an eye out for soils with very fast burning nutrients that may have a warning to let them incorporate into your soil for a month or two before planting so you don't burn your plants. 

Organic Content is Our Friend 
Here is Galveston with the nutrient-poor, sandy soils organic matter is more important than ever. Soils with more organic content and less mineral will improve the soil you have for better plant growth. Soils like compost or humus have more organic matter in them than topsoil and are better for nutrient hungry applications. Organic matter can come from a variety of sources and they all have slightly different benefits and drawbacks. 

Consider Organics 
Many great organic brands produce bagged soils. Often these are perfect for creating new beds from scratch where you have to create your soil almost from the ground up. If your space is too large for the budget to handle entirely organic soils, they can be mixed with other composts or topsoils. 

1pm to 2:30pm

The Class Fee is $25 plus tax. 
This includes everything you need to make 
one beautiful hanging basket. 
(16" Coco lined basket provided)
Advance registration and payment is required 
                            to secure your spot.                           
Come learn how to create your very own basket filled with beautiful plants.  This hands-on class will include instruction by Peggy and her Staff. 
 They will instruct you on design, plant selection, plant placement 
and care of hanging baskets.  
You will also receive 20% off any other hanging baskets 
you buy the day of class.

Cold refreshments will be provided. 
Remember to bring gloves because we will be 
getting our hands dirty! 

We have a large inventory of furniture in stock ready to deliver!

Use your newsletter 10% coupon toward your purchase!

 SAVE 10%
Bailey in Seaside Casual SYM Chair 

Save 10%
off your next in store purchase
 Use this coupon toward your purchase of 
Seaside Casual Outdoor Furniture

(Gift Cards, Sale Items and  Landscaping Services are excluded)

Show this coupon when making your purchase.
Offer Expires 7/31/2017.
Home Decor and Floral Accents

 Fountains, Pots and Statuary

Season 5 of 'Brother Vs Brother' 
Features Galveston Bungalow Makeovers

Keep an eye out in all six episodes for your local contractors!
Father's Day Gift Certificate Winner  
Congratulations to John Walker!
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Peggy Cornelius, owner
Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping   
Peggy Cornelius | Tom's Thumb Nursery & Landscaping  | 409-763-4713
2014 - 45th Street  Galveston, Texas 77550
  sales@tomsthumbnursery.com | www.tomsthumbnursery.com