gardening

Fall Armyworms

2019-02-13T10:32:12-05:00August 24th, 2015|McGregor News|

With rain expected in some areas of the region, fall armyworm infestations may develop in pastures and hayfields.  "The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a common pest of bermudagrass, sorghum, corn, wheat and rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas. Larvae of fall armyworms are green, brown or black with white [...]

Nolo Bait for Grasshopper Control

2019-02-13T10:25:29-05:00May 4th, 2015|McGregor News|

Nolo Bait, GRASSHOPPER SPORE, Nosema locustae is a microsporidial parasite which affects only grasshoppers (58 species) and some crickets, by infecting their fat bodies. It will not harm humans, pets, barnyard animals or wildlife.  Don't wait until grasshoppers are munching your crops in mid-summer to make the first application!  Nolo Bait takes a little time to work [...]

Ready, Set, Garden, Mulch!

2019-02-13T10:25:44-05:00February 27th, 2015|McGregor News|

It's March, that means spring arrives this month and Lawn & Garden season is finally here at McGregor General Store. We offer everything you need for a successful yard and garden. Fruit trees and shrubs have been ordered and will arrive the week of March 2. We also have vegetable plants, herbs, fertilizer, mulch, weed & feed, [...]

Now is the Time : Winterizer

2019-02-13T10:25:59-05:00October 6th, 2014|McGregor News|

Winterizer for your lawn is here. Help your lawn establish and maintain a strong root system throughout the harsh winter months.  It promotes earlier spring greening of grass and darker green spring color. One 40 lb. bag will cover approximately 7,200 square feet.

Spring Pests Arriving Soon

2019-02-13T10:26:28-05:00March 26th, 2014|McGregor News|

Tis the start of the bug season. Some of the first bugs to make an appearance in early spring are the swarming insects.  Carpenter and fire ants and of course, termites are usually the first to show up. None should be taken for granted. As always it is better to be proactive than reactive. Keep the [...]

10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Plants

2019-02-13T10:26:45-05:00March 11th, 2014|Articles|

Spending some time preparing and planning for your garden will pay off in the end.  Consider these tips before purchasing plants for your garden. 1.    Know your zone:  What garden zone do you live in?  Understanding your garden zone will help determine what plants will thrive in your environment,and which you should stay away from. [...]

Garden ideas: Chilies Rellenos Garden

2019-02-13T10:28:49-05:00February 20th, 2014|Articles|

The days are getting warmer and we're starting to think about our spring and summer gardens.  How about planting a garden you will use to make your favorite Mexican dishes? Check out this Chilies Rellenos Garden idea from Bonnie Plants.  Come see us for your garden plants and supplies. Give your next batch of chiles rellenos [...]

How to Plant Seed Potatoes

2019-02-13T10:28:38-05:00January 17th, 2014|Articles|

You don't have to be an experienced gardener to grow potatoes (or for that matter, most vegetables). All you need to know are the steps to planting them properly. At McGregor, we have lots of seed potatoes ready for planting. We can help you get the supplies you need to get your garden started! Check [...]

Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees

2019-02-13T10:28:28-05:00January 16th, 2014|Articles|

A touchy topic is pruning crape myrtle trees.  Do you prune them? When and how much? The best time to prune is late winter, February - March.  The goal is to enhance the trees natural form, don't force it to grow in a small space or prune it into an artificial shape.  Crape myrtles naturally [...]

Onions and Potatoes are Coming

2014-01-06T15:34:32-05:00January 6th, 2014|McGregor News|

Make sure to put McGregor on your list of places to go this week. We're getting a batch of onions in starting the second week of January, followed by a nice batch of potatoes over the third and fourth week of the month. If you want more details, give us a call or go to [...]