Preparing the Lawn and Garden for Winter

Preparing the Lawn and Garden for Winter

By Janis Test: Information Services Manager/Abilene Public Library

 

 

 

Back by popular demand, winter lawn care will be the topic of a free workshop at the Abilene Public Library the evening of Tuesday, October 22. Adam Andrews, co-owner of Willow Creek Gardens, 1820 S. Treadaway, will be the presenter beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor auditorium at 202 Cedar Street. He will discuss preparation of flower beds, lawns and landscaping during the winter months to help insure they will be healthy and vibrant by the time spring arrives. {{more}}“Many people don’t realize that in West Texas winter is the best time to plant trees and shrubs,” Andrews notes. He will also talk about how to help restore lawn and gardens from damage caused by this year’s drought. Another often neglected chore, especially in winter, according to Andrews, is fertilization. “Continuing to water appropriately during the winter is also important and too often neglected.”Andrews and his sister, Jennifer Cleveland, have been in the “green” business for over 22 years. Both worked for Wolfe Nursery in the 1990s. In 1998 they started Willow Creek Design and Landscape, a landscape construction business and in 2009 purchased Greenbelt Gardens from Connie Mac Skaggs. Both he and Jennifer are nursery professionals with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.