Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Joseph A. Carroll Building
401 W. Hickory Street
Denton TX 76201-9026
Help desk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help Desk 940-349-2892
You’re Invited to These Upcoming Events
August 28–October 2: Design Your Yard with Earth-Kind Landscaping course
October 13: Fall Garden Fest
October 17: DCMGA “Round Up” open house
Ongoing: DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest meetings, one Monday each month
Ongoing: DCMGA “Gardenscapers” Special Interest meetings, one Monday each month
Ongoing: DCMGA General Membership meetings, second Wednesday each month
Q: My plants look fried. I’m not at all sure I’m watering enough for this heat. Can you give me some guidance?
A: North Texas’ often extremely hot summers can be hard on many plants. Knowing when and how much to irrigate grass, trees, vegetable garden, and flower beds can help. Don’t forget to add mulch to retain moisture and moderate temperature of the soil. AgriLife offers this advice on the most effective ways to add supplemental water.
Some plants are better able to take the heat than others. After our last terrible drought year in 2011, we surveyed our members to find out what thrived, what survived, and what died. You might want to look at that list for future planting.
DCMGA is Here to Help with your gardening questions
There are two ways to contact our help desk:
(1) Call 940-349-2892 any time. If there is no answer, leave a detailed message. We will research your question and call you back. Our help desk is located at 401 W. Hickory Street in Denton, TX, and is staffed by Master Gardener volunteers. When volunteers are available, you may bring in a sample of diseased plants or plants you want us to identify.
(2) Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will research your question and usually can provide an answer within a day or two.