Howdy. I'm a new home owner with my very first lawn; luckily, it's St. Augustine that's been well taken care of over the years and lovely (right now). Hope I can keep it that way! I have Mr. Garrett's latest organic gardening book and, while I do find it helpful, I really need some things spelled out for me. I can figure out how to put an elephant into a ballroom, but knowing when my lawn needs watering is proving problematic.
I live in Oak Cliff which is great for old flora and fauna, but does anyone have any idea how to attract fireflies? I used to see a few of them in Winnetka Heights, but I haven't seen any in my new neighborhood (El Tivoli Place).
I inherited a lot of "little old lady" plantings when I bought my house. One, I think, is a pomegranate (non-fruiting). Anyone with any experience with those? I saw one bloom on it in late spring, which allowed me to identify the plant, but none others have been forthcoming and I'd love to have more.
A recommendation - I've gotten a great deal of advice from the folks at Southland Feed Store. They carry a respectable line of organic fertilizers, etc. and are free with their advice and opinions.