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Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With more than 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or extolling the virtues of geography and history to his friends.
May is mulch month. Apply one (1) inch of mulch or mulch/compost mix to all rose & perennial beds.
Apply beneficial nematodes to the landscape to reduce grubs, chinch bugs, fleas, and ants.
Ensure your irrigation system is working and your rain sensor is functional. No more than once a week watering is ever needed.