This perennial large shrub is especially gorgeous right now in our 100+ degree heat. The green leaves are still lush looking and the yellow blooms are quite eye catching. Not a lot of shrubs look so spectacular at the moment. It is native to the Chihuahua Desert (not everything is a cactus there) but grows well in Texas heat. It is a perennial which means it typically dies back each winter (especially in the north part of the State) but can be cut low after it has succumbed to first frost and mulched over to protect its roots and stems. It grows larger each year so consider giving it plenty of room to spread. NO irrigation required (except to get it established).
Continue to install sod until about October 1 and Bermuda grass seed until about September 15.
Work on drainage plans to correct all areas where drainage is not perfect.
Plan and plant the fall vegetable garden.
Minimize all irrigation during the heat of the day and follow your community guidelines.
Plan to aerate and topdress weak, thin soils during the fall.
Check for chinch, grubs and Bermuda mites in the turf.
Plan to install new container grown trees this fall (autumn is the best time to plant trees).
Fall is the time to plant Bluebonnet seeds. Locate and buy yours now!