from the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Stuck at home? Tackle your spring gardening chores while practicing social distancing in the comfort of your own backyard. Grab a shovel, enjoy the great outdoors, and get some physical activity in by sprucing up your garden with these great tips.

Begin to fertilize your roses and annuals with granular fertilizer (once a month) or liquid fertilizer (twice a month) to promote healthy and strong plants and to ensure continued flowers.
Mid-April is a great time to plant your summer annuals including angelonia, pentas, salvias, vinca and purslane or portulaca for sunny spots.
Weed, weed, weed! The more you stay on top of it now, the easier it will be next month.
Begin to mulch your beds with at least 2-3 inches of mulch for the heat of the summer to help retain the moisture.
As you begin mowing and edging your lawns, remember to avoid string trimmers right at the trunk of the tree or you will cause damage (girdling) to the tree that can weaken your tree.
Deadhead flowers to promote repeat blooms on things like roses, daylilies and salvias.
Soil Preparation Gardening Tip Video
Horticulturist, Andrew Labay, speaks about the importance of soil preparation for your garden.
For more seasonal gardening tips, visit sabot.org .
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Now more than ever the San Antonio Botanical Garden kindly asks for your help by making a generous donation today. As a nonprofit, the Botanical Garden relies on memberships, admissions, events and classes' ticket sales, and private rentals. Your donation directly supports the organization’s general operations and helps maintain the collection of plants.