What’s new on the Rockwall County Master Gardener website? A Month to Month Calendar has been developed to help you know the timely gardening tasks for the month. It is August and it is hot. Please know that as Master Gardeners, our annuals have been pulled up too – 14 hours of full sun a day is 6 to 8 hours too much! Yet, there are still gardening tasks that need to taken care of in your yard and gardens. Plan to get outside in the early morning and/or in the evening before sunset. Here is the August Gardening To Do List: August Gardening To Do List
NOTE: The research based information provided on ROCKMGA have been added as a PDF and can be downloaded with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
SAVE THE DATE! We are pleased to announce that the Master Gardeners will be hosting a Fall Tour of Gardens in 2017. Mark Saturday, November 4 on your calendar and check back monthly to ROCKMGA for new details and photographs of the gardens. The theme is Landscape Solutions and garden visitors will learn many new ideas to solve many home landscaping challenges. Here are examples of the landscape solutions offered on the tour:
- Full sun gardens around a backyard pool
- New yards with only turf
- Established homes with garden rooms
- Planting in berms
- Vegetable gardens in small spaces
- Heritage gardens using “Pass-Along” Plants
For answers to your gardening questions, Master Gardeners are now available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Stop by 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite B and a Rockwall County Master Gardener will be on hand to research questions and provide gardening information. If you can not come by in person, call 972-204-7660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Master Gardener will respond to you in a timely manner. If the volunteers can not answer your questions on the spot, they will continue to research or will consult with a specialist that has expertise in the subject matter.
Also, Master Gardeners will be set up on certain days during the summer at the Farmers Market in Rockwall. Go to Farmers Market in the EVENTS section and make a note of when volunteers will be available to answer questions.
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