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Landscape school and S. Texas home show coming in March – San Antonio Express

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This week in the garden

It is still an excellent time to plant shade trees, shrubs, and fruit trees. Dig the hole as deep as the root system in the container, fill it with water and cover the root system with mulch to reduce evaporation.

February is the best month to prune roses and fruit trees. Each species of fruit tree and classification of rose (hybrid tea, climbing, old-fashioned, tough modern rose) is pruned differently. Visit for instructions and diagrams.

In the vegetable garden, plant seed potatoes in trenches, asparagus roots in beds and onion transplants in rows. There is also time to plant English peas, carrots, beets, turnips, broccoli, cabbage and chard.

Spray your roses and fruit trees with dormant oil to control scale and overwintering aphids and mites. Make the application when two days of temperatures above 45 degrees are forecast.

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