Tips and Tidbits
|Posted on October 9, 2017 at 1:50 PM|
First, let's all count our blessings that Nate was "all bark and no bite!" It's been a busy hurricane season. Let's hope it slows down here on out.
Speaking of slowing down, plant growth also starts slowing down this month, so be sure to cut down on the amount of irrigation you have going. If we have regular rain, you can turn off the sprinkler entirely for your grass. As the weather gets cooler and cooler, you can also bring down the irrigation to other plants and shrubs.
The garden might be slowing down, but LSU AgCenter is chugging along with helpful information. Check out their October newsletter at the following link: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/our_offices/parishes/jefferson/features/horticulture.
Also, they have also posted an interesting article about a palm disease affecting silver date palms and Chinese windmill palms, which, unfortunately, has made its way to Louisiana. You can read it here:http://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/jmorgan/articles/page1507151332253.