House plant compost tea and watering trick | John Droomgoole | Central Texas Gardener

Hello gardening friends, welcome to Backyard Basics maybe you go outta town now and then three days even up to seven days or so and you need to take your house plants maybe someone comes over for you now and then you may not need that you may be able to take care of them […]

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Big rhinoceros grub worms in compost |John Dromgoole |Central Texas Gardener

Hello, gardening friends. Welcome to Backyard Basics. So in the fall, the leaves are coming down. They’re mulch in the ground. The way they’re supposed to in nature. That’s how the soil is built. You go out into the forest, there’s that much compost or more out there and there’s nobody making compost. It just […]

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How to keep bougainvilleas blooming |John Dromgoole |Central Texas Gardener

Hello good evening friends and welcome to Backyard Basics, I’m John Dromgoole. Here in the summer time one of the best sources of color can be the bougainvilleas in your yard. You can grow them in containers or hanging baskets, I really like the hanging baskets. And one of the things about the bougainvilleas be […]

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Organic Pesticides |John Dromgoole |Central Texas Gardener

Hello, gardening friends, welcome to Backyard Basics, I’m John Dromgoole. Well we end up with problems in our garden sometimes as the weather changes maybe from winter to spring, or goes in and out of winter and spring. The plants get distressed because they think it’s one season or the other, and when they’re distressed, […]

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Why Zoysia grass turned yellow |Daphne Richards |Central Texas Gardener

Hi I’m Daphne Richards, our question this week comes from Christine Sills who is having trouble with Zian Zoysia lawn in the front yard. Last year it was healthy and thick like her Zoysia in the back, then last June a yellow spot started developing and expanding. Now it’s a round circle of bare dirt. […]

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