April 5, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt Specials from Calloway's Nursery

Upcoming Announcements from Calloway's Nursey:

Please join Calloway’s Nursery in your own “Easter Egg Hunt”! Our stores will open at 12 Noon on Easter Sunday, April 8th, for your spring shopping. The first 100 customers will receive an “Easter Egg” with a special savings certificate inside. Open this treat at the check-out and receive a savings of 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% or even a 50% discount off your total purchase. We will even have a small treat for the “little ones”!

Attached is also a Clinic Calendar for our upcoming clinics.
Check out the fun and informative topics and visit our theme gardens which change weekly.

Success and savings in the garden can be found this weekend at your closest Calloway’s Nursery. Let us help you make it fun and easy!

April 4, 2007

Another Great Lawn Tip Compliments of Calloway's

Calloway's Timely Tip for May Gardeners:

Your lawngrass is the foundation to your landscape plus the envy of your neighbors! Apply a well-balanced turf food such as Calloway's Premium Lawn Food at least four times a year for all the necessary nutrients. This new and improved fertilizer provides immediate greening plus slow release from moisture, heat and microbial action. Water deeply to encourage deep root development. Texas lawns are sometimes bothered by insects, diseases and weeds but the key is to identify these problems early and apply the correct control. Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals in every store are trained to provide the answers to your landscaping questions. We look forward in assisting you in creating the perfect lawn!

Timely Tips for April Gardners Compliments of Calloway's

Timely Tip for April Gardeners:

Creating Pots of Color

You can create your own masterpieces for the patio, porch or as an accent in the flowerbed. Just follow these easy steps and have fun!

First select a container appropriately sized for the job. Make sure it has drainage holes and is large enough for making an impact. Second, choose a well blended potting soil that drains well. Calloway's Patio Mix contains water-retaining crystals that release water over extended periods of time. Thirdly, choose plants that require the same lighting needs. Will the container be in full sun, shade or a mixture? In selecting the grouping of plants, mix different textures and colors of foliage. Vary the growing heights and trailing habits for interest. Choose bloom colors that have contrast or harmony. The fourth step is to start planting. Fill the container half way with soil, position the plants and start filling in with the rest of the potting soil. You can also add a fertilizer such as Calloway's Professional Flower Food into the soil. This slow release fertilize will provide continuous feeding over the season. Lastly, I add a top dressing of decorative bark or mulch. This adds the finishing touch, plus it will keep the soil cooler and prevent it from drying out as quickly.

After you have completed your masterpiece, sit back and watch it grow! Now you are ready to start planning your next one! Enjoy!

April 3, 2007

Updated bulk trash info and water restrictions

Please note the changes below to water restrictions, as well as bulk trash for the month of April.

The graphic above details that bulk trash will not be collected during the week of the fifth Monday. If ever in doubt, you can always check the city website to clarify when the L streets neighborhood is scheduled for bulk trash pick up. Please see http://maps.dallascityhall.com/ for more information or dial 311.

(Credit: http://www.dallascityhall.com/pdf/san/BulkTrash_april07.pdf)

City of Dallas - Water restrictions:
(per http://www.dallascityhall.com/pdf/pio/water_conservation.pdf

Customers are reminded to adhere to the following guidelines:
• Don’t water your yard between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through October 31.
• Don’t water during any form of precipitation.
• Don’t allow your sprinkler system to water driveways, sidewalks or streets.
• Don’t waste water by allowing runoff onto a street or other drainage area when you’re watering.
• Do hand water or use a soaker hose. Both are permitted at any time.
• Do maintain your sprinkler system. Repair broken, missing or misdirected sprinkler heads.
• Do remember that automatic sprinkler system owners are required to have rain and freeze sensors installed.
• Do remember to monitor your total water usage. If you use more than 15,000 gallons a month, you must pay a surcharge on the amount above 15,000.

Violations can result in fines of $250 to $2,000 per incident. First offenders will be issued a warning. For water saving tips, go to www.savedallaswater.com or call 214-670-3155.

Jerry Allen Speaks on the Upcoming LH Developments

Please take a moment to watch Jerry Allen (our soon-to-be city councilman) speak about the upcoming developments, most importantly the Lake Highlands Town Center and development in the Skillman/Walnut Hill area. This segment is compliments of our neighborhood Advocate magazine.