Monday has been a cool, rainy day across the Houston area. The wet weather can make for a messy commute, but in a region still mired in drought conditions, is it good news for our lawns and gardens? Well, no…and yes.
On the second Monday of every month we set aside a little bit of time to field your gardening questions for Meg Tapp from the Garden Club of Houston. She explains why are gardens embrace the rain, but why it’s not necessarily such a good thing for our lawns.
In the audio above, she also offers advice for listeners, such as:
- How to check to see if your magnolia tree’s still alive after this summer’s drought (Meg: carefully scrape the bark to see if the wood is green underneath)
- How to care for an avocado plant as the weather gets colder (Meg’s advice: take it inside)
- Whether you need to change out your soil when adding native plants (Meg: you do not)
- And is it worth trying to plant a new Lemonquat tree after the last didn’t survive recent freezes? (Meg: yes, try!)